Exceptionally rare 1888 N173 Dogs Head cabinet card featuring Fred "Sure Shot" Dunlap (#138-10 pose) of the Pittsburgh Pirates. This is a stunning card! All N173 Old Judges are rare, but examples with Dogs Head advertising are particularly rare, and extremely desirable among serious pre-1900 and sample-card collectors. In fact, this is only the eleventh Dogs Head cabinet (of any player) we have offered during the past twenty years! This card features a striking photo of Dunlap posed with ball in hand. This is an outstanding card! Do not be fooled by the modest SGC-assigned grade of Authentic! A small pinhole at top has been carefully filled in (accounting for the absence of a numerical grade), but the card otherwise presents as Excellent, with a crisp image, outstanding centering, and virtually no corner or edge wear. The photo contrast is strong, with great detail visible in the image, right down to the laces on Dunlap's shoes. A small spot of paper loss is visible near the bottom and does not detract from the overall exceptional visual appeal. An extremely rare and striking sample card from this legendary nineteenth-century cabinet-card series. Reserve $500. Estimate (open).