Lot # 71: 1887 N175 Gypsy Queen Samuel Barkley

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Graded FAIR 20 by SGC. Scarce N175 "Small" Gypsy Queen of Sam Barkley of the Pittsburgh Alleghenys tagging teammate John Fields. Gypsy Queen was one of Goodwin's tobacco brands. This card is the same size and general format as N172 Old Judge, but with a slightly different design, and advertising for Goodwin's Gypsy Queen brand of tobacco. There has always been some confusion as to the catalog number of the smaller Gypsy Queens (similar in size to N172s and not to be confused with the even rarer large N175 Gypsy Queens, of which nine different cards are known) because the American Card Catalog does not distinguish between the two sizes of cards represented by "N175." All N175 Gypsy Queens are rare and unusual, but this is also a two-player pose, making this card all the more distinctive. The offered card is centered to the left, with evenly rounded corners, and the image is a little light. The blank-backed reverse shows evidence of album removal and moderate foxing. This is one of the few double-player pose N175 Gypsy Queens! Reserve $200. Estimate (open).

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