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1888 N162 Goodwin Champions "King" Kelly SGC EX 60

Starting Bid - $1,000, Sold For - $5,700

Graded EX 60 by SGC. Presented is an outstanding 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 put 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 nineteenth-century baseball cards. This is a beautiful card! The striking example is bright and clean, with flawless colors and perfect registration. Light, even wear to the four corners, with a small wrinkle in the lower left. Centered to the left with a clean reverse. This is a simply magnificent high-grade example of one of the most classic of all nineteenth-century baseball cards. The equivalent SMR value in the assigned grade is $3,750. SOLD FOR $5,700

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