Lot # 42: Extremely Rare 1887 N690 Kalamazoo Bats Jack "Candy" Nelson - Mets - SGC AUTHENTIC

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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

Produced by Charles Gross and Company of Philadelphia, the Kalamazoo Bats issue currently numbers 62 known cards, though additional subjects are occasionally still being discovered.  Since the issue originates from Philadelphia, a large percentage of the known subjects are from the two Philadelphia teams, with the remaining subjects being members of the New York Mets or Giants.  Cards featuring the New York players are quite rare, and are highly coveted by advanced collectors.

Presented here is a very rare example featuring utilityman Candy Nelson.  As is the case with all known Metropolitans cards from the issue, Nelson is pictured in portrait form, wearing a spotted necktie.  Graded "Authentic" by SGC with an "evidence of trimming" notation, the card exhibits some light staining in the top of the image area and some creasing at the upper-left corner.  The trimming refers to the bottom border, which is missing a portion of the Kalamazoo Bats ad that typically appears below the image, but has, in this case, been trimmed away.  One of just two examples graded by either company, the card is rare enough that the aforementioned trimming is largely irrelevant; finding a more attractive, higher-grade example is virtually impossible.  An extremely rare card from one of the hobby's most interesting and attractive 19th Century sets.

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