Lot # 46: 1887 N269 Prizefighters #17 John L. Sullivan (HOF) - PSA GOOD 2

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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 card from the Lorillard's "Mechanics Delight" issue of 1887.  An attractive, illustrated issue with cards measuring close to the size of today's cards, the set includes all the important boxers of the era as well as a few of the gangsters that were the inspiration for "Gangs of New York."  One of two poses of John L. Sullivan in the set, this example has been graded GOOD 2 by PSA as a result of scrapbook residue and slight paper loss on the reverse.  The fronts clean, the majority of the wear restricted to the corners.  A beautiful card from a seldom-seen 19th Century issue.

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