Lot # 245: 1887 N172 Old Judge Cigarettes Buck Ewing (HOF) - PSA VG+ 3.5

Category: 19th Century

Starting Bid: $750.00

Bids: 19 (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

Despite being one of the more frequently encountered Hall of Famers in the N172 issue, Buck Ewing is also one of the era's most popular and widely-collected players.  Arguably the best player of the 19th Century, his immense popularity makes the demand for his cards consistently strong.  In the late teens, a reporter asked none other than Connie Mack - who had, by that point, seen Ty Cobb, Honus Wagner, Nap Lajoie and Joe Jackson - who the best player he'd ever seen was.  His answer? Buck Ewing.

This example, card #149-6, pictures Ewing in a less frequently-seen pose, the card freshly graded VG+ 3.5 by PSA.  As is the case with several N172s featured in this auction, mild soiling on the reverse impacts the technical grade; the card front appears very strong with only mild corner wear and moderate fading to the image.  A strong example, one of just eight of this pose graded by PSA with just two higher.

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