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1887 N690 Kalamazoo Bats Fogarty and McGuire SGC EX 60 - Highest Graded!

Starting Bid - $1,000, Sold For - $4,500

Graded EX 60 by SGC. One of only two examples graded at this level with none higher! Presented is an extremely rare N690 Kalamazoo Bats card featuring outfielder Jim Fogarty and catcher Deacon McGuire of the Philadelphia Quakers. This is one of the few double-player cards in the set, which gives it a fascinating visual appeal. This card also features incredible background detail, including stadium seating, which is one of the many qualities for which the Kalamazoo Bats set is especially noted. Kalamazoo Bats cards are among the rarest of all nineteenth-century baseball-card issues and feature perhaps the most stunning photography of any nineteenth-century set. As can easily be seen, this is a magnificent card with an extraordinary appearance. The image on this card is very bold, with flawless contrast and extraordinary detail. Outstanding centering, even wear to the corners, and free of any creases or wrinkles. The blank reverse is clean. This is a beautiful card! Kalamazoo Bats are noted for both their great rarity and unique design. This is a very attractive example of this great rarity from this important nineteenth-century tobacco issue. Reserve $1,000. Estimate $2,000+.

SOLD FOR $4,500

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