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Lot # 66 (of 1807)   < Previous Lot | Next Lot >

1888 N162 Goodwin Champions "King" Kelly

Starting Bid - $300.00, Sold For - $1,777.50

Graded GOOD 30 by SGC. Presented is a very attractive N162 example of Hall of Famer Mike "King" Kelly, one the key cards from this very popular and colorful set of fifty, issued by Old Judge and Gypsy Queen Cigarettes. When advanced collectors discuss their favorite cards and sets of all time, the rarity and beauty of N162s usually puts the issue near the top of any list. This card of Mike Kelly in particular is universally recognized as one of the great classics of all nineteenth-century baseball cards. This is a beautiful card! This example has bold colors, a well-centered front, and even wear to the corners. It appears Vg to Vg-Ex on the front but has been downgraded due to a small area of paper loss and minor glue residue on the reverse from possible mounting in a scrapbook. This example presents much better than the technically accurate GOOD assessment. This is an extremely attractive example of one of the most desirable of all nineteenth-century baseball cards. Reserve $300. Estimate $500+. SOLD FOR $1,777.50

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