Lot # 21: 1889 N172 Old Judge Billy Hamilton Rookie PSA GOOD+ 2.5

Starting Bid: $500.00

Bids: 51 (Bid History)

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Item was in Auction "REA Summer 2021",
which ran from 7/23/2021 12:00 PM to
8/15/2021 9:00 PM

Graded GOOD+ 2.5 by PSA (submitted by REA). Extremely attractive 1889 N172 Old Judge rookie card of Hall of Famer Billy Hamilton (pose #210-2). 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, Hamilton ranks as the eighth-rarest Hall of Famer (out of twenty-eight) in the entire N172 set. Clean front, with superb clarity and photo contrast. Even wear at the corners, with a Vg-Ex appearance overall. Downgraded due to moderate creasing and light soiling on the blank reverse. This card has a particularly strong image, which is a highly valued quality among serious Old Judge collectors, far more than the technical grade. An outstanding N172 example of Billy Hamilton worthy of any N172, Hall of Fame, or nineteenth-century card collection. Reserve $500.

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