Lot # 22: 1887 N172 Old Judge Samuel Barkley PSA VG-EX 4 - Newly Discovered!

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Graded VG-EX 4 by PSA (submitted by REA). Magnificent high-grade N172 Old Judge card featuring Samuel Barkley (pose #19-1) of the Pittsburgh Alleghenys in a striking portrait pose. 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. There are very few portraits in the N172 Old Judge series (a total of only thirty-nine portrait poses featuring thirty different subjects, including many rarities). Because they are so distinctive, collectors have always gravitated toward them. The card is bright, crisp, and perfectly clean, both front and back, with a flawless portrait image, superb contrast, light wear on the corners, and near-perfect centering. Downgraded due to a light crease on the top edge. This is a very attractive high-grade N172 Old Judge portrait example of one of the few players to be honored with a portrait card in the Old Judge set. Reserve $200. Estimate (open).

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