Lot # 29: 1888-89 N173 Old Judge Cabinets Buck Ewing (HOF - Bat in Right Hand) - SGC EX/NM 6 - Highest Graded!

Category: 19th Century

Starting Bid: $4,000.00

Bids: 19 (Bid History)

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Item was in Auction "Summer, 2021 Premier Auction",
which ran from 8/9/2021 9:00 PM to
8/28/2021 9:00 PM



Outstanding cabinet photo from the popular N173 issue, featuring the player often considered to be the finest of the era. Ewing is pictured here in the prime of his Hall of Fame career, as a member of the New York Giants. With no examples graded higher by either SGC or PSA and just three specimens graded at this level on SGC's population reports, this pose is less frequently seen than the more common "Ewing & Mascot" cabinet. Featuring a clean, peach mount, the image quality is strong for the issue, a few light areas of soiling and foxing largely relegated to the border areas of the mount, as well as the card reverse. The photo itself is outstanding, crisp and detailed with very light image fading consistent with the issue, and some very light soiling throughout. Simply an outstanding card, one of the most important and popular cards in the N173 Old Judge cabinets issue, seldom available for public sale in any grade, much less the finest known.

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