Lot # 93: 1887 N690 Kalamazoo Bats Bastian and Lyons - Rare Advertisement Back!

Starting Bid: $500.00

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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+ 45 by SGC. Very attractive double-player pose Kalamazoo Bats tobacco card, with printed advertising on reverse, featuring Philadelphia Quakers second baseman Charlie Bastian tagging out Philadelphia A's third-baseman Denny Lyons. Kalamazoo Bats with advertising on the reverse are especially rare and desirable. This is an impressive card on many counts. The advertisement print on the reverse is flawless and bold (both of which are particularly desirable qualities for a rare ad back example). The outdoor action image is unusual and visually exciting. Downgraded by SGC due to light creasing (mostly visible from the back) and minor toning on the reverse. In addition to the rare ad back, of special note is the fact that this is one of the very few distinctive and extremely desirable Kalamazoo Bats two-player cards that make the set all the more fascinating among nineteenth-century tobacco-card issues. Reserve $500. Estimate $1,000+.

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