Lot # 62: 1887 N172 Old Judge "Brown's Champions" SGC-Graded Complete Set (13)

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The 1887 "Brown's Champions" set has always been among the most distinctive and popular of all N172 Old Judges. Each card from this highly sought-after Old Judge subset features portraits of players from this legendary championship team. Presented is an exceptional high-grade complete set of all thirteen scarce N172 "Brown's Champions" (also known as "Brownie Champs"), including Hall of Famer Commy Comiskey and St. Louis Browns owner Chris Von Der Ahe. Each card is graded and encapsulated by SGC. SGC Grading Composite: NM/MT 88 (2 cards): Tip O'Neil and Curt Welsh. NM+ 86 (2 cards): Will Gleason and Nick Nicholl. NM 84 (2 cards): Nat Hudson and Rudy Kemler. EX/NM 80 (2 cards): Yank Robinson and Chris Von Der Ahe. EX+ 70 (1 card): Dave Foutz. EX 60 (1 card): Arlie Latham. VG/EX 50 (2 cards): Doc Bushong and Bob Caruthers. VG 40 (1 card): Commy Comiskey (the key card in the set has strong contrast, light corner wear, and moderate creasing on the clean reverse). This is an extremely impressive complete set of 1887 "Brown's Champions" cards and by FAR the finest we have offered! Every card in this complete set presents with outstanding photo contrast. The distinctive style of the set makes this series of great interest not just to N172 set collectors, but to collectors who are interested in having one of the most significant and earliest subsets issued by Old Judge, featuring one of the most celebrated teams of the nineteenth century, which would be a worthy addition to even the most advanced collection. Total: 13 cards. Opening Bid $25,000. Estimate (open).

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