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1888 N172 Old Judge Con Daley - "Missing Name" Variation Plus Corrected Version (2)

Starting Bid - $200, Sold For - $593

Presented is a fascinating pair of N172 Old Judge cards featuring Con Daley of the Indianapolis Hoosiers. Finding an Old Judge card of Con Daley is not overly difficult as examples were issued and reissued in 1887, 1888, and 1889. Finding an 1888 example, however, is rare regardless of pose, and becomes all the more fascinating and noteworthy if the example is Con Daley’s “No Name” or “Anonymous” variation of pose 112-3. While the Old Judge set is littered with many accidental and purposeful spelling errors, there are only a handful of examples in which the name is missing altogether. The offered pair of cards, each encapsulated as GOOD 30 by SGC, provides examples of both the rare errant and normally seen corrected variants of Daley dating from the same 1888 season. The corrected version displays a nameplate above the copyright line identifying player and team while the errant version does not. The latter card, while of course appreciated for its rarity, is an ideal photographic example from the N172 set, with perfect photo contrast. This is a beautiful card that has been technically downgraded due to two light creases, one on front and one on back. The image on the more common corrected version is somewhat light but still presentable, and the card has been downgraded in part due to small areas of paper loss on the reverse. Each card displays light corner wear. This is a special pair of cards illustrating one of the interesting errors from the expansive and iconic N172 Old Judge set. Reserve $200. Estimate (open). SOLD FOR $593

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