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Lot # 45 (45 of 1911)   « Previous Lot | Next Lot »

1887 N172 Old Judge Cap Anson - Portrait

Starting Bid - $300, Sold For - $1,560

Outstanding 1887 N172 Old Judge portrait example of Cap Anson (pose #11-1). The offered example features a magnificent portrait of the nineteenth century's greatest star. The contrast on this example is particularly strong, enough so that you can see the dots on Anson's tie. (The photo quality on many N172 Ansons is so poor that many collectors don't even realize that Anson's tie has any dots.) Encapsulated as Authentic by PSA due to irregularities on all four edges, the card is clean and crisp, both front and back. It is well centered, with even wear to the corners. This is a very attractive example of N172 Cap Anson, one of the nineteenth century's most desirable and classic cards, and a card which would be a highlight in any pre-1900 or Hall of Fame collection. Reserve $300. Estimate (open). SOLD FOR $1,560

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