1888 N162 Goodwin Champions King Kelly SGC EX+ 5.5

Sold For: $13,200
Year: 1888
Auction: 2021 May
Lot #: 5
Auction: Pre-1900 Baseball Cards (1830-1899)
Graded EX+ 5.5 by SGC. Presented is a very attractive N162 example of Hall of Famer Mike "King" Kelly, one the key cards from this very popular and colorful set of fifty, issued by Old Judge and Gypsy Queen Cigarettes. When advanced collectors discuss their favorite cards and sets of all time, the rarity and beauty of N162s usually puts the issue near the top of any list. This card of Mike Kelly in particular is universally recognized as one of the great classics of all 19th-century baseball cards. This is a beautiful card! This well-centered example is bright and crisp image with flawless colors. Clean reverse. The corners have very light touches of wear and the card is centered slightly to the left. This is a simply magnificent mid-grade example of one of the most desirable of all 19th-century baseball cards. Reserve $10.
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