Lot # 73: 1887 N173 Old Judge Cabinet Joseph Mulvey - Rare Brown Mount!

Starting Bid: $1,000.00

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



Superb 1887 N173 Goodwin Old Judge cabinet card featuring Joseph Mulvey (#332-2 pose) of the Philadelphia Quakers. All N173 Old Judge cabinets are naturally rare, but this is a particularly noteworthy example in that it has an extremely rare brown mount. 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, "The vast majority of cabinet mounts are yellow in color. However, cabinets have also been found with brown, black, pink, and (in a few rare cases) red mounts." The image on this card is extremely bold, with extraordinary contrast and tremendous detail. Graded GOOD 30 by SGC due to a pencil notation (possible original owner name) on the lower mount below the photograph. This is only the sixth brown-mount N173 that we can recall offering in the last two decades! This is an extremely attractive, exceedingly rare N173 brown-mount example, and an ideal sample of this significant nineteenth-century rarity from one of the most revered and substantial of all nineteenth-century baseball-card issues. Reserve $1,000. Estimate (open).

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