Lot # 45: Rare 1887 N690 Kalamazoo Bats Harry Stovey (Stowe - Hands on Hips) - SGC VG-EX 4

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Starting Bid: $1,500.00

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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

Exceedingly rare card of potential Hall of Famer Harry Stovey.  Born Harold Duffield Stow, he used the name "Stovey" to conceal his identity from his mother, who would have otherwise read accounts of "Stow" playing in baseball games. One of three different cards in the issue to feature Stovey (two of which use his given name), the "hands on hips" pose is the rarest of the three.  Just two graded examples of this card are known, this being the highest.  An earlier grade, SGC was a bit more forgiving on corner wear than they might be today, however, the card remains a visually pleasing one despite the wear.  The image quality is quite strong, with some areas of light foxing throughout, more prominent on the reverse.  One of the tougher cards in this issue, highly prized by advanced hobbyists.

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