Lot # 88: 1888 N173 Old Judge Cabinet Jimmy Ryan - Newly Discovered!

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Graded VG 3 by SGC (submitted by REA). Newly discovered 1888 N173 Old Judge cabinet card featuring Jimmy Ryan (#396-2 pose) in front of an elaborate stadium background. This lot originates from the extraordinary collection of a longtime Chicago Cubs executive, Eldred "Salty" Saltwell, which is consigned to this auction by his family. The collection, which includes a remarkable array of contracts, checks, and other related documents and mementos, will be presented over a series of auctions and will offer publicly for the first time many significant items spanning decades of Chicago baseball. This is a very presentable example with slightly light photo contrast. The mount has moderate edge and corner wear, including a small stain on the bottom border. The blank reverse has paper loss on the lower right edge and light soiling. This is a very pleasing lower-grade sample from one of the most revered and substantial of all nineteenth-century baseball-card issues. Reserve $300. Estimate (open).

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