Lot # 19: 1887 N172 Old Judge Cigarettes King Kelly (HOF) - SGC VG+ 3.5

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Starting Bid: $1,000.00

Bids: 33 (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

One of the more desirable subjects in the N172 issue and one of the more highly sought-after 19th Century Hall of Famers in the hobby in general, this particularly attractive card features Mike "King" Kelly.  Graded VG+ 3.5 by SGC, the card boasts outstanding contrast, with a clear, dark image and a relatively clean surface.  The "$10,000 Kelly" card is checklisted as card #254-7, one of ten different Kelly poses in the N172 issue.  Kelly received the nickname "$10,000 Kelly" because he was sold to Chicago by Boston for the princely sum after the 1886 season.  Kelly's place in baseball history is well-commented, and a "$10,000 Kelly" card is an important addition to any quality prewar card collection.

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