Lot # 67: 1887 N175 Gypsy Queen Tim Keefe

Starting Bid: $500.00

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Item was in Auction "REA Fall 2018",
which ran from 10/5/2018 5:00 PM to
10/28/2018 7:00 PM

Graded VG 3 by PSA. Rare N175 "Small" Gypsy Queen of New York Giants Hall of Famer Tim Keefe. This card is the same size and general format as N172 Old Judge, but with a slightly different design, and advertising for Goodwin's Gypsy Queen brand of tobacco. There has always been some confusion as to the catalog number of the smaller Gypsy Queens (similar in size to N172s and not to be confused with the even rarer large N175 Gypsy Queens, of which nine different cards are known) because the ACC catalog does not distinguish between the two sizes of cards represented by "N175." This is a pleasing card, with even corner wear, and centering to the extreme bottom edge. The photo contrast is somewhat light, and the blank reverse is clean. A crease on Keefe’s image accounts for the assigned grade. Rarely offered Hall of Famer example from unusual Old Judge-related nineteenth-century issue. Reserve $500. Estimate $1,000/$2,000+.

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