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1886 N167 Old Judge Roger Connor PSA NM 7

Starting Bid - $5,000.00, Sold For - $43,500.00

Graded NM 7 by PSA. This is the highest-ever graded 1886 N167 Old Judge of Roger Connor, and in fact is one of only two N167s of any player to have been graded at this extraordinary level. Few nineteenth-century cards compare in rarity or significance to N167 Old Judges. These distinctive cards represent the first series of baseball cards issued by Old Judge. They feature photogravure portraits based on photographs by Joseph Wood. In addition to their very distinctive look, they are also the only Old Judge series to feature advertising on the reverse. The thin stock on which N167s are printed makes them especially susceptible to tears and other damage. This is a stunning ultra high-grade example of Hall of Famer Roger Connor from this extremely rare set, and almost certainly the very best example in the world of this significant nineteenth-century rarity. Bright, crisp, and clean front and back. One of the best nineteenth-century cards in the hobby. A simply spectacular sample of one of the most condition sensitive, significant, and rarest issues in all of card collecting. Reserve $5,000. Estimate $10,000/$20,000. SOLD FOR $43,500.00

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