Lot # 65: 1888 N172 Old Judge Hugh Nicol & John Reilly - "Long & Short" SGC EX 60 - Highest Graded!

Starting Bid: $300.00

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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 60 by SGC. This is the ONLY example graded at this level by SGC with none higher! 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. The offered card is extremely attractive, with a crisp clear image, four strong corners, centering to the right, and a few tiny spots of edge wear along the top border. The blank reverse displays a few minor areas of soiling. This a rarely offered and unusual N172 example that would be a worthy addition to even the most advanced Old Judge collection! Reserve $300. Estimate (open).

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