Lot # 41: 1887 N172 Old Judge Hugh Nicol & John Reilly - "Long & Short"

Starting Bid: $200.00

Bids: 5 (Bid History)

Time Left: Auction closed
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Item was in Auction "REA Spring 2019",
which ran from 3/6/2019 3:10 PM to
3/24/2019 6:00 PM

Presented is an extremely rare double-player card featuring John Reilly and "Little Nick" Nicol (pose #346-7) of the Cincinnati Red Stockings. According to The Photographic Baseball Cards of Goodwin & Company (1886-1890), the definitive book on Old Judges by Jay Miller, Joe Gonsowski, and Richard Masson, there are twenty-three different cards on which Goodwin & Co. identifies both players by name (as is the case with the offered example). Approximately twenty-seven other cards within the set feature a second player but list only one player on the card. Graded VG 40 by SGC, the offered card displays an image that is a little light in some areas, even wear on the corners (slightly more in the lower left), and outstanding centering. There is moderate soiling on front and back along with a horizontal crease on the back layer. This a rarely offered and unusual N172 example that would be a worthy addition to even the most advanced Old Judge collection! Reserve $200. Estimate (open).

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