Lot # 40: 1887 N172 Old Judge Mike "King" Kelly - Chicago Portrait - Newly Discovered!

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Graded FAIR 1.5 by SGC (submitted by REA). Particularly rare portrait pose of "$10,000 Kelly" with "Chicago" on his jersey (pose #254-1). 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. All Old Judge portrait cards are very desirable. This portrait pose, featuring Mike "King" Kelly with Chicago, is one of the most desirable cards in the Old Judge set. The card features a majestic portrait image of Kelly (the contrast is just a little light). This example displays even corner wear and moderate surface wear to right of Kelly's head as well as along the bottom border. The blank reverse has heavy staining. This is a very presentable low-grade example of one of the most striking cards in the Old Judge set of the legendary Mike "King" Kelly. Reserve $500. Estimate (open).

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