Lot # 32: 1887-1889 N172 Old Judge National League Collection (24)

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Offered is a collection of twenty-four different N172 Old Judges composed exclusively of National League players. Issued by Goodwin & Company from 1887 to 1890, N172 Old Judges are universally recognized as the premier nineteenth-century baseball-card set. These cards are part of an exciting, fresh-to-the-hobby collection consigned to this auction by the family of a Midwestern collector who built his impressive collection over a period of many decades, beginning as a young boy in the 1930s. In the following listing, cards are identified by the numbers provided by the comprehensive Old Judge book checklist. The collection consists of the following: #15-1 M. Baldwin/Chicago (Pr-Fr), 15-2 M. Baldwin/Chicago (Pr due to back damage), 15-6 M. Baldwin/Chicago (Pr due to back damage), 19-6 Barkley/Pittsburg (Pr-Fr due to back damage), 24-1 Beatin/Cleveland (Pr-Fr due to back damage), 44-2 T. Brown/Boston (Pr due to back damage), 89-2 R. Conway/Boston (Pr due to back damage), 112-1 C. Daley/Indianapolis (Fr), 120-2 Dealy/Washington (Pr), 132-10 Dorgan/New York (Pr-Fr due to back damage), 132-13 Dorgan/New York (marks on front and back, otherwise Gd), 132-15 Dorgan/New York (Vg), 154-1 Farrell/Washington (Pr), 163-3 Flint/Chicago (Vg-Ex), 184-5 George/New York (Fr), 206-4 Haddock/Washington (Pr-Fr due to back damage), 218-2 J. Healy/Indianapolis (Pr-Fr due to back damage), 227-2 Hines/Washington (Pr), 244-3 A. Irwin/Philadelphia (Pr), 271-3 Kuehne/Pittsburg (Pr-Fr due to back damage), 297-7 Matimore/New York (Vg), 335-1 J. Myers/Washington (altered, otherwise Pr), 457-1 Tiernan/New York (Pr), and 471-3 Van Haltren/Chicago (skinned, otherwise Vg). Groupings of this magnitude are not often encountered, which makes this collection more noteworthy than one of similar size from other classic sets. This collection represents a rare opportunity to acquire twenty-four different cards from the highly desirable N172 Old Judge set. Total: 24 cards. Reserve $300.

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