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1887 N175 Gypsy Queen Tom Brown

Starting Bid - $300, Sold For - $2,040

Graded FAIR 1.5 by PSA. Rare N175 "Small" Gypsy Queen of Tom Brown (bat-at-side pose) of the Pittsburgh Pirates. This is the ONLY example graded at any level by either PSA or SGC. This card is the same size and general format as N172 Old Judge, but with a slightly different design, and advertising for Goodwin's Gypsy Queen brand of tobacco. There has always been some confusion as to the catalog number of the smaller Gypsy Queens (similar in size to N172s and not to be confused with the even rarer large-sized N175 Gypsy Queens, of which nine different cards are known) because the ACC does not distinguish between the two sizes of cards represented by "N175." This card has an extremely strong image, a quality highly prized among nineteenth-century collectors, and as can easily be seen displays much better than its assigned grade, with minimal wear to the corners and edges and evidence of album removal on the blank reverse (responsible for the harsh technical grade). An extremely sharp-looking sample from this rare and unusual Old Judge-related nineteenth-century issue. SOLD FOR $2,040

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