Lot # 23: 1887 N175 Large Gypsy Queen Mike "King" Kelly SGC VG/EX 50 - Extremely Rare!

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Graded VG/EX 50 by SGC. Presented is an incredibly rare large (2 x 3.5 inches) Gypsy Queen example of Hall of Famer Mike “King” Kelly! Kelly is identified simply as "$10,000 Kelly" on this card, which features him in a Boston uniform immediately following his sale to the Boston Nationals from Chicago. Gypsy Queen was one of Goodwin's tobacco brands. These rare Large Gypsy Queens should not be confused with the smaller N172 Gypsy Queens (which are the size of standard Old Judges). The larger Gypsy Queens are among the rarest of all pre-1900 card issues. In fact, REA has only offered six large N175 examples in the last 17 years! There are only nine different large Gypsy Queen subjects known to exist. This is an exceptional nineteenth-century rarity, and a simply stunning example of one of card collecting's toughest sample cards. Remarkably high grade, with light wear at the corners and superb contrast, the reverse is clean, with only a very small black mark present in the lower left (mentioned strictly for the sake of accuracy). Centered to the extreme top, which has slightly impacted the text. This tremendous example would be a significant highlight in even the most advanced world-class nineteenth-century or Hall of Fame collection. Opening Bid $5,000. Estimate (open).

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