Lot # 118: 1888 N173 Old Judge Cabinet Buck Ewing & Mascot SGC VG/EX 4

Starting Bid: $5,000.00

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

Graded VG/EX 4 by SGC. Extremely striking N173 Goodwin Old Judge cabinet card featuring one of the most unusual and memorable images to ever appear on a baseball card: New York Hall of Famer Buck Ewing and team mascot Willie Breslin. In addition to being a very desirable Hall of Famer, the pose of this card makes it one of the most interesting images to appear in the Old Judge set. The youngster is dressed in a miniature New York Giants uniform, true to form in every detail to those worn by the players. This example has exceptional photo quality. Very bright, crisp, and clean, both front and back. It should be noted that our consignor chose to clean the front of this card using distilled water to remove a layer of dirt that had accumulated over the years. Additionally, light pencil notations, common to blank-back cards of this era, were erased from the reverse. This is an outstanding high-grade example of one of the most unusual and memorable of all nineteenth-century cards, featuring one of the most prominent Hall of Famers of the era. Reserve $5,000. Estimate (open).

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