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Lot # 38 (of 1411)   < Previous Lot | Next Lot >

1886 N167 Old Judge Larry Corcoran PSA VG-EX 4

Starting Bid - $2,000.00, Sold For - $18,560.00

Graded VG-EX 4 by PSA. 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. Offered is a very strong example of Giants pitcher Larry Corcoran from this extremely rare set. Bright, crisp, and clean front and back. No creases. Centered very slightly towards the bottom border. Bold printed advertisement on reverse. Light, even corner wear is all that keeps this card from grading Ex, but this wear is very modest and the card certainly has a strong Excellent appearance. An outstanding sample from one of the most condition-sensitive, significant, and rarest issues in all of card collecting. Reserve $2,000. Estimate $4,000/$6,000. SOLD FOR $18,560.00

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