Lot # 28: 1888-89 N173 Old Judge Cabinets Cap Anson (HOF - Portrait) - PSA A

Category: 19th Century

Starting Bid: $1,500.00

Bids: 22 (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



Likely the most popular and desirable of all the N173 Old Judge cabinets, this example featuring Hall of Famer Cap Anson depicts the superstar in dapper street clothes, in the classic pose that has been reproduced countless times throughout the hobby. This example, despite the technical grade, boasts significant image contrast (the image is often faded), the Chicago captain's icy gaze fixed off camera in an intense stare. Owner of a .334 lifetime batting average over an astonishing 27 seasons, Anson hit under .300 just twice in his career, never posting an average below .285. One of the most popular players of his era, Anson's legacy has been somewhat tarnished by his racial attitudes, but his capabilities as a ballplayer have never been in question. This example, recently graded AUTHENTIC by PSA, is extremely strong, some light surface abrasions visible at the bottom of the mount, along with some very minor soiling. A slight trim has been applied to the right edge of the mount, not encroaching upon the photo itself, but still likely responsible for the grade. Regardless, one of the most popular and desirable of all the 19th Century cards.

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