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1887 N172 Old Judge Jim O'Rourke
Starting Bid - $400, Sold For - $1,293
Graded VG/EX 50 by SGC. 1887 N172 Old Judge of Hall of Famer Jim O'Rourke (#358-4) with the New York Giants in a classic batting pose. One of the great early stars of the game, O'Rourke batted .300 or better in thirteen of his twenty-two years in the National Association, National League, and Players' League, and was a member of seven championship clubs, five of them in Boston during the 1870s. He was also the first player to record a hit in National League history. When O'Rourke returned to the Giants to catch one game on September 22, 1904, at age 52, he became the oldest man to complete a Major League game. Perfectly clean front, with light wear on the still somewhat square corners, and with a few minor surface wrinkles and dust soiling to reverse. This is a very attractive N172 Hall of Famer with particularly outstanding contrast and photo quality. Reserve $400. Estimate $800+. SOLD FOR $1,293
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