Lot # 241: 1887 N172 Old Judge Cigarettes Dummy Hoy - SGC VG 3

Category: 19th Century

Starting Bid: $500.00

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Item was in Auction "Fall, 2022 - 10th Anniversary Auction",
which ran from 11/6/2022 12:00 PM to
11/26/2022 9:00 PM

Strong example of popular subject William Ellsworth "Dummy" Hoy, a diminutive outfielder who was hearing impaired and mute, yet managed an outstanding, 14-year career, with a lifetime .288 batting average and more than 2,000 lifetime hits.  Hoy is among the players credited with making umpire hand signals widespread, and after his career ended he supervised hundreds of deaf workers for Goodyear during World War I.  He lived to be 99 years old, at the time the longest-lived professional baseball player.  The card has been graded VG 3 by SGC due to overall wear, the image quality slightly faded but still quite strong.

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