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Lot # 74 (of 1866)   < Previous Lot | Next Lot >

1888 N28 Allen & Ginter Joseph Mulvey SGC NM/MT 88 - Highest Graded!

Starting Bid - $500, Sold For - $1,304

Graded NM/MT 88 by SGC. This is the ONLY example graded at this level with none higher by SGC! Stunning ultra high-grade example of nineteenth-century star Joseph Mulvey from the N28 Allen & Ginter "World's Champions" set. N28 Allen & Ginter "World's Champions" are considered by many to be the most beautiful of all nineteenth-century tobacco-card issues. 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. Light chipping is visible along the right edge. 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. Only nine examples (of any subject) have ever achieved the grade of NM/MT according to the SGC Population Report, with only four NM/MT+ or higher, out of the 919 cards evaluated by SGC to date. This is a very attractive example, in unparalleled NM/MT condition, of this classic card from nineteenth-century card-collecting's most popular sets. Reserve $500. Estimate $1,000+. SOLD FOR $1,304

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