Lot # 240: 1887 N172 Old Judge Cigarettes Cupid Childs - SGC A

Category: 19th Century

Starting Bid: $100.00

Bids: 38 (Bid History)

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Item was in Auction "Spring, 2023 Premier Auction",
which ran from 4/9/2023 12:00 PM to
4/29/2023 9:00 PM

Clarence Algernon "Cupid" Childs was a second baseman of some renown who primarily played for the National League's Cleveland Spiders in the 1890's. This N172 features his pose designated as 74-5, marking the year of issue as 1888, when he played 2 games for the Quakers in his NL debut season. SGC has graded the card as Authentic, no doubt due to the state of the bottom border, although it's a superb example, with great clarity of image and wonderful contrast. The reverse has an inked "Blanche" inscribed, perhaps indicating a former owner or admirer.

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