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1887-1889 N172 Old Judge SGC-Graded Collection (22)
Starting Bid - $500, Sold For - $3,000
Extremely attractive collection of twenty-two N172 Old Judges, each graded and encapsulated by SGC (except for one PSA) and highlighted by an example of Bobby Lowe (pose #281-3), which is listed among the scarce cards in the N172 series according to the "Old Judge Bible," The Photographic Baseball Cards of Goodwin & Company 1886-1890 by Jay Miller Joe Gonsowski and Richard Masson, published 2008. Many of these cards have strong images with great photo contrast, and nine cards present better than suggested by their assigned grade but have been downgraded due to insignificant flaws, such as paper loss, album residue, or writing on the reverse, which "come with the territory" with Old Judges. This collection consists of the following: GOOD 30 (3 cards): #56-5 Burns (Kansas City, 1889 copyright), 333-1 Murphy (St. Paul, 1888 copyright), and 372-4 Porter (Kansas City). FAIR 20 (7 cards): #63-2 Canavan (Omaha, 1889 copyright), 77-9 Clarke (Omaha, 1888 copyright), 137-3 Duke (Minneapolis, 1888 copyright), 141-1 Dwyer (Chicago, 1888 copyright), 269-3 Kreig (Washington), 396-4 Ryan (Chicago), and 418-1 Shreve (Indianapolis, 1888 copyright). POOR 10 (12 cards): #49-4 Buckley (Indianapolis, 1888 copyright), 181-2 Gastreich (Columbus), 186-4 Getzein (Indianapolis, 1888 copyright), 274-2 Latham (St. Louis), 281-3 Lowe (listed as scarce in the Old Judge book, Milwaukee, 1888 copyright), 293-5 Marr (Columbus, 1889 copyright), 310-3 McGeachy (Indianapolis), 332-3 Mulvey (Philadelphia), 372-6 Porter (Kansas City, 1888 copyright), 406-4 Seery (Indianapolis), 436-3 Stearns (PSA PR-FR 1, Kansas City, 1888 copyright), and 448-7 Sutton (Milwaukee). This is an outstanding collection of twenty-two different cards from the legendary N172 Old Judge series. Total: 22 cards.
SOLD FOR $3,000
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