Lot # 52: 1887 N172 Old Judge Cigarettes Mike "King" Kelly

Starting Bid: $300.00

Bids: 34 (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 VG+ 3.5 by SGC (submitted by REA). Presented is a very attractive example of Hall of Famer Mike "King" Kelly (pose 254-7, bat in left hand at side), identified as "$10,000 Kelly," from the legendary N172 Old Judge series. Kelly earned this nickname when he was sold from Boston to Chicago following the 1887 season for this then unheard of sum. This is a fresh-to-the-hobby example consigned to this auction by the family of the original owner. It displays superb photo quality, light even touches of wear at the corners, and centering to the left. The blank reverse displays moderate toning and is otherwise clean. This is one of the most popular poses of Kelly in the Old Judge series. This is an outstanding medium-grade Old Judge of the legendary Mike "King" Kelly, one of nineteenth-century baseball's greatest stars. Reserve $300. Estimate (open).

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