Lot # 47: 1887-1889 N172 Old Judge Cigarettes Mike "King" Kelly SGC EX/NM 6

Starting Bid: $1,500.00

Bids: 12 (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



Graded EX/NM 6 by SGC. Very high-grade example of 1887 N172 Old Judge of Hall of Famer Mike "King" Kelly (#254-7 pose), identified as "$10,000 Kelly." Kelly earned this nickname when he was sold from Boston to Chicago following the 1887 season for this then-unheard-of sum. Perfectly clean, both front and back, with square corners showing a hint of wear. Contrast is just a little light. This is one of the most popular poses of Kelly in the Old Judge series. This is an outstanding, extremely high-grade Old Judge of the legendary Mike "King" Kelly, one of nineteenth-century baseball's greatest stars. Reserve $1,500. Estimate $3,000+.

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