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1888 N162 Goodwin Champions Cap Anson

Starting Bid - $500, Sold For - $2,370

Graded "Authentic" by PSA. Extremely attractive example of this highly popular card from the N162 Goodwin Champions series featuring Hall of Famer Cap Anson in a portrait pose. Anson is the key card from this very popular fifty-card set issued by Old Judge and Gypsy Queen Cigarettes. PSA has encapsulated this card as "Authentic" (submitted by REA) and designated it as "Trimmed." Overall Ex-Mt in appearance, when this card was purchased by our consignor in the days long before the popularity of professional grading (approximately twenty years ago) it was described as NM-MT. Outstanding centering all around (very slightly to the left). Flawless registration and brilliant colors. Entirely free of creases and wrinkles. The boldly printed and well centered reverse displays only the tiniest, almost imperceptible, spot of paper loss. The trimming is very subtly executed. Nineteenth-century cards tend to survive in lower grade than their twentieth-century counterparts, in part as a result of frequently being stored in albums. Superb in virtually every way, the card has a much stronger appearance than many other examples encountered in the marketplace, numerically graded or otherwise. This is a unique opportunity to acquire an extraordinary example of an N162 Cap Anson, one of the most classic of all nineteenth-century baseball cards, possibly at a fraction of the price a similarly attractive, numerically graded example would command. Reserve $500. Estimate $1,000+. SOLD FOR $2,370

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