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1888 N172 Old Judge Dummy Hoy

Starting Bid - $800.00, Sold For - $2,610.00

Graded EX 60 by SGC. 1888 N172 Old Judge of Dummy Hoy (hands at chest pose). Very attractive high grade example with 1888 copyright date. Hoy was the reason umpires adopted hand signals to go along with the vocal calls of "out," "safe," and "strike." He was a deaf-mute, but he overcame adversity to have the greatest career of any seriously handicapped player, accumulating 2,054 hits. He hit .300 three times and scored 100 runs eight times. He also stole thirty or more bases in his first twelve Major League seasons. A very sharp-looking card, perfectly clean front and back, with superb photo quality, very light, even corner wear, and featuring Hoy posed in front of an elaborate studio backdrop. Excellent condition. Reserve $800. Estimate $1,500/$2,500. SOLD FOR $2,610.00

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