Lot # 61: Scarce 1889 N172 Old Judge Philip "Red" Ehret - Newly Discovered!

Starting Bid: $200.00

Bids: 7 (Bid History)

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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

Extremely presentable example of Philip "Red" Ehret (Louisville, pose #144-4) from the N172 Old Judge series. This card originates from a new-to-the-hobby collection of nineteenth-century cards that had been carefully saved in the pages of a scrapbook for over a century. This card was carefully removed from the scrapbook by a professional conservator using deionized water. It was submitted to SGC for grading with this information and SGC graded the card GOOD 2. According to the comprehensive book The Photographic Baseball Cards of Goodwin & Company (1886-1890), commonly referred to as the "Old Judge Book," Ehret is a particularly scarce subject in the entire N172 set, and is listed as among the "Top 100 Scarcest N172s." The offered example is very pleasing for the assigned grade, with strong photo contrast, even wear to the corners (tip missing on the upper right), and a surface chip on the left edge. The blank reverse has a pencil mark and faint evidence of scrapbook removal. This is a very pleasing N172 example of Ehret, which will be of special interest to advanced Old Judge collectors for its noted scarcity. Reserve $200. Estimate (open).

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