Lot # 149: 1888 N172 Old Judge Cigarettes Pat Murphy - SGC FAIR 1.5

Category: 19th Century

Starting Bid: $100.00

Bids: 13 (Bid History)

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Item was in Auction "Winter, 2023 Set Builder Auction",
which ran from 1/28/2023 12:00 AM to
2/11/2023 9:00 PM

The N172 Old Judge Series was issued over a four year period from 1887 to 1890 year and contains over 4,500 possible cards due the myriad variations and pose changes issued throughout its long run. The number of examples of this specific pose and team for Murphy is in the single digits combined at SGC and PSA. This SGC 1.5 has some paper loss at two spots on the front and has seen some encounters with water and a scrapbook, as evidenced on the back but the image itself is essentially undisturbed.  The clarity of the photo is quite good, a plus for N172's.  Murphy was an obscure catcher for the New York Giants and his major league career of 86 games over four seasons exactly matched the four years Old Judge issued these cards. 

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