Lot # 42: 1888 N172 Old Judge Fullmer and Tucker - Scarce Double-Player Card!

Starting Bid: $200.00

Bids: 30 (Bid History)

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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 Chris Fullmer and Tommy Tucker (#175-6 pose) of the Baltimore Orioles from the legendary N172 Old Judge set. 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 on the card (as is the case with the offered example). Approximately twenty-seven other cards within the set feature a second player but only list one player on the card. Graded VG/EX 50 by SGC, the offered card presents as Ex or better, with superb photo contrast and clarity, a flawless surface, and four strong corners. Downgraded due to stains on the blank reverse. This "comes with the territory" when collecting nineteenth-century cards, and many N172 collectors only concern themselves with the photo quality, which in this case is tremendous! This a stunning 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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