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Lot # 113 (of 1594)   < Previous Lot | Next Lot >

1890 N172 Old Judge Denny - New York NL

Starting Bid - $200.00, Sold For - $587.50

While Jerry Denny is a relatively common player in the Old Judge series, this is a far rarer and more significant example than is apparent at a glance. This is an 1890 Old Judge! All 1890 Old Judges are exceedingly rare, and this is a particularly significant card in that Denny is featured with the New York Nationals on this card, and is therefore a rare and very significant team change from his appearance on his other earlier-issued Old Judge cards. Denny was traded from the Indianapolis Hoosiers to the New York Giants following the 1889 season. He played his first full season with New York in 1890. The "3B, New Yorks, NL" designation, which is so unusual, is only found on his almost impossibly rare 1890 Old Judge card. As a point of comparison, this card is just as rare as the famous Old Judge card of Amos Rusie with New York, also from 1890. Rusie and Denny moved from Indianapolis to the New York NL team together after the 1889 season. Only a few examples of each card is known. It is also interesting to note that Goodwin did not yet have a photo of Denny in his New York uniform, so they took a previously used image of him with Indianapolis and had the art department add "New York" to his uniform. All 1890 Old Judges are rare, and almost all suffer from very poor contrast. The contrast on this example, while not strong compared to many N172s from earlier years, is actually very much on par with that of most 1890 Old Judges. The card is in overall Good condition with a tiny surface scrape at the bottom, a tiny surface edge scrape on the right border, evenly rounded corners, and no back damage. This is an extremely rare team-change card in the Old Judge series. Reserve $200. Estimate $400+. SOLD FOR $587.50

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