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Lot # 40 (of 1807)   < Previous Lot | Next Lot >

1889 N172 Old Judge John O'Brien PSA NM-MT 8 - Highest Graded!

Starting Bid - $400.00, Sold For - $2,251.50

Graded NM-MT 8 by PSA. Highest-graded example by PSA! Extremely high-grade N172 example of Cleveland Spiders pitcher John O'Brien (#352-4 pose) with 1889 copyright date. Few Old Judges have survived in this extraordinary like-new condition. Anyone who has ever sent N172 Old Judges to SGC or PSA knows what a miracle it is to have an N172 be returned with such a high grade. Of the 3,295 N172 Old Judges graded by PSA to date (and of course those submitted for grading tend to be only the very best of all Old Judges; most N172s that will not grade highly are just not sent in for grading), only seventy-two examples have ever graded PSA 8, and only six have graded PSA 9. (None have ever graded 10.) Not surprisingly, this card is a gem! The card is bright and crisp, perfectly clean both front and back (a tiny mark on the reverse is mentioned strictly for accuracy), centered a hint to the right, four square corners, and excellent contrast. This is a tremendous card, one of the few stunning ultra high-grade examples we have ever seen from the N172 Old Judge series. Reserve $400. Estimate $800/$1,200+.
SOLD FOR $2,251.50

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