Lot # 30: 1887 N172 Old Judge Cigarettes #149-1 Buck Ewing (HOF) - SGC VG 3

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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



Exceptional horizontal Old Judge picturing Hall of Fame catcher Buck Ewing posing in the studio as if engaging in a really leisurely head-first slide - or perhaps awaking from a nap.  Ewing, one of the most revered players of his era, was featured on 11 different cards in the colossal set, this pose seen somewhat less frequently than many of the others.  The grade of VG 3 assessed by SGC speaks to overall wear at the edges and corners, some light vertical (actually, horizontal, given the orientation of the image) surface wrinkles more visible on the reverse than in the image.  Contrast is reasonably strong for the issue, though the light-colored uniform and light-colored studio backdrops do not provide the optimum conditions for photography.  

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