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Lot # 86 (86 of 1911)   « Previous Lot | Next Lot »

1888 WG1 Card Game Pud Galvin

Starting Bid - $500, Sold For - $1,800

Graded EX-MT+ 6.5 by GAI. Magnificent high-grade example from the WG1 Playing Cards set featuring Hall of Famer Pud Galvin. This is an exceptional key card from this rare set issued in 1888. The WG1 Playing Card set is one of the few nineteenth-century sets printed in color. While this set has not received as much attention as many other pre-1900 issues, possibly because it is not a tobacco issue, it is a very rare set, far rarer than many of the most popular issues of the 1880s such as N28 and N29 Allen & Ginter. The offered card is bright, crisp, and clean, presenting as Near Mint to Mint overall, with only light discoloration on the blue reverse responsible for the downgrade. This is an exceptional Hall of Fame example worthy of any high-quality WG1, Hall of Fame, or type-card collection. Reserve $500. Estimate $1,000+. SOLD FOR $1,800

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