Lot # 49: 1888 N173 Old Judge Cabinets Charles Comiskey (HOF) - PSA VG-EX 4

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Item was in Auction "Spring, 2024 Premier Auction",
which ran from 3/11/2024 12:00 AM to
3/30/2024 9:00 PM



Most know Charles Comiskey as the original owner of the Chicago White Sox and namesake of "The Baseball Palace of the World," Comiskey Park.  But before "The Old Roman" was one of the founding fathers of the American League, he was a first baseman who played a pivotal role for the 1886 World Champion St. Louis Browns.  Recent research has debunked many of the myths long associated with Comiskey regarding the Black Sox Scandal, but it was under his ownership that the 1919 Sox threw the World Series against the Cincinnati Reds.

Comiskey, the player, is pictured on this N173 Old Judge cabinet card with his hands outstretched at shoulder height, waiting for a throw from a teammate.  The pose is #86-3, and this example is one of just three reviewed by PSA.  A scarce entry in the widely popular series, this example has been graded VG/EX 4, which is an extremely high grade for any piece from this 125+ year old set.

Great eye appeal with fantastic centering and the gold metallic lettering fully intact overshadow the slight fading in the front image, most of which appears in the background, and not actually on Comiskey.  This cabinet photo has bold printing on the front and a clean reverse, explaining why this is the second highest example ever graded by PSA.

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