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1895 N300 Mayo's Cut Plug John Ward

Starting Bid - $200, Sold For - $300

Presented is an attractive N300 Mayo's Cut Plug example of Hall of Famer John Ward. This is one of John Ward's most striking cards. Ward is an especially fascinating subject in the Mayo's Cut Plug set because his card was issued two ways: one listing him as "John Ward: 2nd. B." and the other identifying him as "John Ward: Retired." This is the first card of Ward issued, listing him as "John Ward: 2nd. B.," prior to his formal status as retired, and is therefore also his final card issued as a player. Encapsulated as "Authentic" by PSA due to added color around all four borders and possible trimming along the left edge. The card otherwise presents with a crisp portrait image, four strong corners, and a vertical crease extending from top to bottom. Two pieces of tape are affixed to the blank reverse. Despite these flaws, this remains a very presentable example of one of the most majestic of all nineteenth-century cards, and one of John Ward's most classic cards. Reserve $200. Estimate $500+.


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