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1888 N28 Allen & Ginter Charles Comiskey SGC NM/MT+ 92 - Highest Graded!

Starting Bid - $2,500, Sold For - $8,295

Graded NM/MT+ 92 by SGC. This is the ONLY example graded at this level with none higher by SGC! Stunning ultra high-grade example of this early classic card of Hall of Famer Charles Comiskey from the N28 Allen & Ginter "World's Champions" set issued during his playing days. N28 Allen & Ginter "World's Champions" are considered by many to be the most beautiful of all nineteenth-century tobacco-card issues. As first baseman/manager of the St. Louis Browns of the American Association, Comiskey led the Browns to AA League Championships in 1885, 1886, and 1887. The offered example is bright, crisp, and clean, with a striking portrait image and vibrant colors. Four strong corners with tiny touches of wear visible at the extreme tips under close inspection. The card displays a very slight diamond cut visible on the top and bottom edges. The checklist reverse is bright and clean with no evidence of paper loss, residue, or toning. This card is encapsulated in a first-generation SGC holder, dating to the early days of the company in 1998-1999, and no guarantees can be made that it would receive the same grade from SGC (or PSA) if resubmitted as grading standards have evolved over the years. With that said, this card appears to our eyes to be entirely worthy of the assigned grade. Only four examples (of any subject) have ever achieved the grade of NM/MT+ according to the SGC Population Report, and no cards have ever graded MINT or GEM MINT out of the 919 cards evaluated by SGC to date. This is a very attractive example, in unparalleled NM/MT+ condition, of one of Charles Comiskey's most popular cards and one of the few dating from his playing days. Reserve $2,500. Estimate (open). SOLD FOR $8,295

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