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Lot # 28 (28 of 1911)   « Previous Lot | Next Lot »

1887 N690 Kalamazoo Bats "Smiling" Al Maul SGC EX+ 70 - Highest Graded!

Starting Bid - $500, Sold For - $2,040

Graded EX+ 70 by SGC (submitted by REA). This is the ONLY example graded at this level with none higher! Very attractive high-grade Kalamazoo Bats tobacco card of Philadelphia Athletics pitcher "Smiling" Al Maul. Extremely clean card with outstanding photo contrast. The card's very interesting photo includes an unidentified player standing in the outfield in the background. Flawless surface, free of any creases or wrinkles, with four strong corners. Clean blank reverse. Kalamazoo Bats are noted for both their great rarity and unique design. This is an extremely attractive example in remarkably high-grade from this important nineteenth-century tobacco issue. Reserve $500. Estimate $1,000++. SOLD FOR $2,040


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