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

Starting Bid: $300.00

Bids: 23 (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 40 by SGC. 1887 N172 Old Judge of Hall of Famer Mike "King" Kelly (#254-5 pose), identified as "$10,000 Kelly" with "Boston" on his jersey. Kelly earned this nickname when he was sold from Chicago to Boston following the 1886 season for this then-unheard-of sum. The card displays even wear on the corners and the contrast is just a little light. The blank reverse has light soiling but free of the common flaws (paper loss, glue residue, writing, etc.) associated with examples from this popular series. A few light surface creases are visible on the reverse. This is a very presentable N172 Old Judge of the legendary Mike "King" Kelly, one of nineteenth-century baseball's greatest stars. Reserve $300. Estimate (open).

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