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1887-1889 N172 Old Judge SGC-Graded Collection (21)
Starting Bid - $2,000, Sold For - $5,333
Extremely attractive and overall very high grade collection of twenty-one (twenty ballplayers and one jockey) high-quality N172 Old Judges, each graded and encapsulated by SGC, and including Chicago infielder Ned Williamson, who Cap Anson referred to as “the greatest all-around ballplayer the country ever saw.” This is great-looking group of Old Judges, many with exceptionally strong, bold images. In the following listing, cards are identified by the numbers provided by the comprehensive Old Judge book checklist. Three EX/NM 80: #14-2 Bakley (Cleveland, 1888 copyright), 343-1 Nichols (Pittsburgh), and 416-3 Shoch (Washington). Seven EX+ 70: #191-1 Glasscock (Indianapolis), 292-1 Manning (Kansas City, 1888 copyright), 297-7 Mattimore (New York, horizontal sliding pose), 431-7 Sowders (Boston, 1888 copyright), 457-4 Tiernan (New York), 480-1 Watkins (portrait, mgr Kansas City), and 502-6 Williamson (Chicago). Five EX 60: #13-1 Arundel (Indianapolis), 19-2 Barkley (Kansas City, 1888 copyright), 278-4 Long (Kansas City, 1888 copyright), 350-3 O'Brien (Washington, 1888 copyright), and 471-1 Van Haltren (Chicago, 1888 copyright). Three VG/EX 50: #209-2 Hallman (Philadelphia, 1888 copyright), 275-2 Lauer (Pittsburgh, 1889 copyright), and 345-2 Nicholson (Cleveland). One VG 40: Bourke (Jockey). Two GOOD 30: #50-1 Buffington (Philadelphia) and 460-2 Toole (Brooklyn). This is an extremely impressive, very clean, and very carefully assembled collection of N172 Old Judges, obviously put together with great care, one card at a time, with a concern for contrast and the overall eye-appeal of each card. Total: 21 cards (20 ballplayers and 1 jockey). Reserve $2,000. Estimate $4,000++.
SOLD FOR $5,333
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