Lot # 136: Circa 1926 "N173 Old Judge" Detroit Tigers Display

Starting Bid: $200.00

Bids: 9 (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



If the images upon this large-format photographic display look familiar to collectors it is with good reason. The photos used are the very same images that appear on N173 Old Judge cabinet cards issued in 1888. In the early days of the organized hobby, collectors often misidentified these displays as uncut sheets of N173 Old Judges. In fact, they are produced by a very different means: The images are printed directly onto the displays as opposed to being original photographs mounted. They are very old but do not date from the 1880s. We believe that these "N173 Displays" actually date from 1926, and were made as decorative pieces for display at the 50th anniversary celebration of the National League. The offered piece features the printed caption "Detroit Tigers in the 1880's" along the base. The player images are those of Sam Thompson, Dan Brouthers, Ned Hanlon, Deacon White, Charlie Ganzel, Jack Rowe, Hardy Richardson, Andrew "Barney" Gilligan, and Larry Twitchell. The piece (27.5 x 18.5 inches), which is produced on heavy cardboard stock, displays four tack holes along the perimeter (three on the top and one on the bottom), creasing in the lower left and right corners, and light surface and border wear. In Very Good condition overall. The substantial size/weight of this item requires that there will be an additional shipping charge for this lot. Reserve $200. Estimate (open).

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