Lot # 29: Scarce 1889 N172 Old Judge Philip "Red" Ehret - Newly Discovered!

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Graded GOOD+ 2.5 by SGC (submitted by REA). Rarely offered example of Philip "Red" Ehret (Louisville, pose #144-2) from the N172 Old Judge series. This card is part of an exciting, fresh-to-the-hobby collection consigned to this auction by the family of a Midwestern collector who built his impressive collection over a period of many decades, beginning as a young boy in the 1930s. According to the comprehensive book The Photographic Baseball Cards of Goodwin & Company (1886-1890), commonly referred to as the "Old Judge Book," Ehret is a particularly scarce subject in the entire N172 set, and is listed as among the "Top 100 Scarcest N172s." The offered example is very pleasing for the assigned grade, with strong photo contrast, light wear to the corners (crease on the upper left), and a crease across the center (most visible from the back). The blank reverse is lightly soiled. This is a very pleasing N172 example of Ehret, which will be of special interest to advanced Old Judge collectors for its noted scarcity. Reserve $200. Estimate (open).

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