Lot # 53: 1888 N172 Old Judge Jake Beckley Rookie

Starting Bid: $300.00

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Item was in Auction "REA Fall 2019",
which ran from 11/20/2019 12:30 PM to
12/8/2019 6:00 PM

Graded VG/EX 4 by SGC. This is a very attractive 1888 N172 Old Judge rookie card of Hall of Famer Jake Beckley (pose #25-3). Bright and crisp, with outstanding centering and solid photo contrast. The blank reverse has a surface chip on the top right corner, which is responsible for the assigned grade. It is otherwise in strong Ex-Mt condition! We have found Beckley to be a particularly difficult-to-find Hall of Famer in the Old Judge set. Beckley is baseball’s all-time leader in games played at first base. During his twenty Major League seasons, he batted .300 or better thirteen times, including six straight years, 1899-1904. This is a very clean, crisp, magnificent N172 example of Beckley, of all the greater significance as it dates from Beckley's rookie season. Reserve $300. Estimate $500+.

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