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1887 N690 Kalamazoo Bats Dorgan, NY's

Starting Bid - $2,000.00, Sold For - $9,775.00

New York Giants player Kalamazoo Bats are exceedingly rare. We estimate that fewer than 25 examples are known in the entire collecting world. The New York player Kalamazoos all feature portraits, and are considered by advanced collectors to actually be a set unto themselves, distinct from the rare but far more available Athletics series. The offered example of New York's Mike Dorgan is in simply astounding Mint condition. In 1987 there was a find of Kalamazoo Bats cards in Philadelphia that included about ten New York players. In addition to the excitement generated by the find due to the incredible rarity of the cards (many of which were never before known to even exist), all were in virtually Mint condition. The offered card is one of the New York Kalamazoo Bats from this legendary find. The card eventually found its way into The Jim Copeland Collection and in 1991 was sold in the famous Copeland Auction, which will always be regarded as one of the true landmark events in hobby history. The card has not seen the light of day since. It has been consigned to this auction directly from the buyer at the Copeland auction. This is a miracle of a card, both in terms of rarity and condition. Bright, crisp, and perfectly clean. Mint condition. Reserve $2,000. Estimate $4,000/$7,000. SOLD FOR $9,775.00

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