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1890 N172 Old Judge Jack Glasscock - New York NL
Starting Bid - $100, Sold For - $420
Presented is a rare and extremely significant example of National League batting champion Jack Glassock (#191-1) from the N172 Old Judge series featuring an 1890 copyright. All 1890 Old Judges are exceedingly rare, but this is a particularly important 1890 N172 in that Glasscock is featured with the New York Nationals on this card, and is therefore a scarce and notable team-change card. (The 1890 New York team designation differs from that of all of his other earlier-issued Old Judge cards.) Glasscock played his first full season with New York in 1890, appearing in earlier years as a member of the Indianapolis Hoosiers. The "SS, New Yorks, NL" designation, which is so unusual, is found ONLY 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. (Well, almost as rare: only two examples of Rusie are currently known to exist, just several more examples of Glasscock are known). Rusie and Glasscock 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 & Company did not yet have a photo of Glasscock in his New York uniform, so its art department took a previously used image of him with Indianapolis and added "New York" to his uniform. All 1890 Old Judges are rare, and almost all suffer from very poor contrast. The contrast on this example, however, is stronger than that of most 1890 Old Judges. The card is graded POOR 10 by SGC due to a tack hole in the center of the card, but it presents in overall Very Good condition. This is an extremely rare team-change card in the Old Judge series, and the first example that we can ever recall offering. SOLD FOR $420
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