Lot # 51: 1887 N172 Old Judge Cigarettes Mike "King" Kelly

Starting Bid: $500.00

Bids: 39 (Bid History)

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Item was in Auction "REA Summer 2019",
which ran from 7/26/2019 12:15 PM to
8/18/2019 6:00 PM



Graded VG/EX 4 by SGC. Very high-grade example of 1887 N172 Old Judge of Hall of Famer Mike "King" Kelly (#254-6 pose), identified as "$10,000 Kelly." Kelly earned this nickname when he was sold from Chicago to Boston following the 1886 season for this then-unheard-of sum. Perfectly clean front, with square corners, excellent contrast and clarity. The very slight miscut on the bottom and some light soiling on the reverse keeps this gem from receiving a higher grade. 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 $500. Estimate $1,000/$2,000+.

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