Lot # 51: 1888 N172 Old Judge Bid McPhee

Starting Bid: $500.00

Bids: 49 (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

Extremely rare and desirable N172 Old Judge of Hall of Famer Bid McPhee (#317-3 pose) dating from his playing days as a second baseman with the Cincinnati Red Stockings. McPhee is perhaps the single rarest of all the Hall of Famers in the Old Judge set. Many historians were surprised by McPhee's election to the Hall. On the surface, his .275 lifetime batting average over eighteen seasons does not appear to warrant election, but McPhee was widely considered the very best fielding second baseman of his era, and he is now the only nineteenth-century second baseman in the Hall of Fame. This card displays light image contrast, four strong corners, a crease at the top, and centering toward the top right. Graded PR-FR 1 by PSA due to back damage. Despite the obvious flaws, this is a presentable example of one of the most highly prized and significant rarities in the N172 Old Judge set. Reserve $500.

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