Lot # 50: 1889 N172 Old Judge Hugh Nicol & John Reilly - "Long & Short"

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Presented is an extremely rare double-player card featuring John Reilly and "Little Nick" Nicol (pose #346-7) of the Cincinnati Red Stockings. According to The Photographic Baseball Cards of Goodwin & Company (1886-1890), the definitive book on Old Judges by Jay Miller, Joe Gonsowski, and Richard Masson, there are twenty-three different cards on which Goodwin & Co. identifies both players by name (as is the case with the offered example). Approximately twenty-seven other cards within the set feature a second player but list only one player on the card. Graded VG 3 by GAI, the offered card displays an image that is a little light in some areas, even wear on the corners (slightly more in the upper left), and outstanding centering. There are erased pencil marks on the blank reverse, which would us to grade this card more conservatively. This a rarely offered and unusual N172 example that would be a worthy addition to even the most advanced Old Judge collection! Reserve $200. Estimate (open).

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