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1888 N172 Old Judge Dummy Hoy
Starting Bid - $300, Sold For - $3,525
Graded VG/EX 50 by SGC. 1888 N172 Old Judge of Dummy Hoy (throwing pose, "Washingtons"). Very attractive example with 1888 copyright date of one of the most noteworthy stars of the Old Judge set and of all of nineteenth-century baseball. Hoy was the reason umpires adopted hand signals to go along with the vocal calls of "out," "safe," and "strike." He was a deaf-mute, but he overcame adversity to have the greatest career of any seriously handicapped player, accumulating 2,054 hits. He hit .300 three times and scored 100 runs eight times. He also stole thirty or more bases in his first twelve Major League seasons. A very sharp-looking card, with superb photo quality, light, even corner wear, and featuring Hoy posed in front of an elaborate studio backdrop. Reserve $300. Estimate $500/$1,000. SOLD FOR $3,525
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