Lot # 49: 1889 N172 Old Judge Billy Hamilton Rookie

Starting Bid: $500.00

Bids: 46 (Bid History)

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Item was in Auction "REA Spring 2020",
which ran from 4/3/2020 3:00 PM to
4/19/2020 6:00 PM

Extremely attractive 1889 N172 Old Judge rookie card of Hall of Famer Billy Hamilton (pose #210-3). According to The Photographic Baseball Cards of Goodwin & Company (1886-1890), the definitive book on Old Judges by Jay Miller, Joe Gonsowski, and Richard Masson, Hamilton ranks as the eighth-rarest Hall of Famer (out of twenty-eight) in the entire N172 set. Clean front, no creases, with superb clarity and photo contrast. Even wear at the corners, with a Vg-Ex appearance overall. Graded FAIR 20 by SGC due to the reverse having paper remnants from at one time being glued into a scrapbook (this is very common with Old Judges). This card has a particularly strong image, which is a highly valued quality among serious Old Judge collectors, far more than the technical grade. An outstanding N172 example of Billy Hamilton worthy of any N172, Hall of Fame, or nineteenth-century card collection. Reserve $500. Estimate $1,000+.

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