Lot # 70: 1887 N172 Old Judge Jim O'Rourke

Starting Bid: $300.00

Bids: 25 (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



Graded VG 3 by PSA. 1887 N172 Old Judge of Hall of Famer Jim O'Rourke (#358-3 pose) with the New York Giants in a classic throwing pose. One of the great early stars of the game, O'Rourke batted .300 or better in thirteen of his twenty-two years in the National Association, National League, and Players' League. He was a member of seven championship clubs, five of them in Boston during the 1870s. He was also the first player to record a hit in National League history. When O'Rourke returned to the Giants to catch one game on September 22, 1904, at age 52, he became the oldest man to complete a Major League game. This is a very attractive card, perfectly clean front and back, excellent picture quality and contrast, just a little light wear on the still-square corners (a bit more on the lower left), and centering toward the bottom left. Several light surface wrinkles on the reverse are responsible for the modest assigned grade. An outstanding N172 example of Jim O'Rourke worthy of any N172, Hall of Fame, or nineteenth-century card collection. Reserve $300. Estimate $500+.

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