Lot # 38: 1887 N172 Old Judge Pud Galvin Rookie - Newly Discovered!

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Graded GOOD+ 2.5 by SGC (submitted by REA). 1887 N172 Old Judge rookie card of Hall of Famer Pud Galvin (pose #177-3). Scarce and distinctive "Old Judge advertising in box" "0-numbered" style. 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. Galvin retired as one of baseball's all-time pitching leaders in wins (sixth), losses (second), complete games (639, second), innings pitched (second), and shutouts (57, tied for tenth). He was elected to the Hall of Fame in 1965. This is an extremely attractive card with strong picture quality and contrast, centering slightly left, and honest corner wear. A crease across the center accounts for the assigned grade. The blank reverse is lightly soiled. This is a rarely offered example of one of Galvin's most impressive cards and would make a worthy addition to any N172 Old Judge or nineteenth century classic-card collection.  Reserve $500. Estimate $1,000+.

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