Lot # 51: 1887 N172 Old Judge Billy Sunday - Newly Discovered!

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Graded VG 3 by SGC (submitted by REA). Extremely attractive 1887 N172 Old Judge of legendary ballplayer-turned-evangelist Billy Sunday (#446-3, throwing pose), center fielder, with the powerhouse Chicago White Stockings. 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. With a copyright date of 1887, the card was issued during Sunday's last season with Chicago before being traded to Pittsburgh. This is a magnificent example from this landmark issue of one of the nineteenth century's best-known players. A very sharp-looking card, with outstanding photo contrast, even corner wear, and featuring Sunday posed in front of an elaborate studio backdrop. This card has been technically downgraded by SGC due to a few light surface indentations on front. The blank reverse is fairly clean. This is a very high quality Old Judge example of the legendary Billy Sunday, with strong visual appeal. Reserve $300. Estimate (open).

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