Lot # 59: 1887 N172 Old Judge Charles "Old Hoss" Radbourn PSA NM-MT 8 - Highest Graded!

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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 NM-MT 8 by PSA. This is the ONLY example graded at this level with none higher by PSA! Outstanding ultra high-grade 1887 N172 Old Judge of Hall of Famer "Old Hoss" Radbourn with the Boston Beaneaters (pose #377-4). This is a remarkable example with particularly exceptional photo quality of one of the most important cards of the N172 set. In addition to being one of nineteenth-century baseball's greatest characters, Radbourn was unquestionably also one of the greatest pitching stars of the era. Many consider him to be the single greatest pitcher of the nineteenth century, compiling a 309-195 career record over eleven seasons (1881-1891). Nicknamed "Old Hoss" for his dependability and endurance, in 1883 and 1884 Radbourn actually won more games for Providence than four entire NL teams. He made 68 starts in 1883, winning a league-high 49 games, including a no-hitter over Cleveland July 25. The next season, Radbourn completed all 73 of his starts, with 60 wins (a record that stands to this day), 441 strikeouts, and a 1.38 ERA in 678.2 innings. He also won 18 consecutive games that year and pitched 11 shutouts. Bright and clean, with superb photo quality and contrast, flawless surface, and four strong corners. Perfectly clean reverse. Scarce and distinctive "Old Judge advertising in box" "0-numbered" style. This is a world-class example of one of the key Hall of Famer cards in the N172 Old Judge series. Reserve $5,000. Estimate (open).

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