Lot # 43: 1887 N172 Old Judge Cigarettes #456-4 Sam Thompson (HOF) - PSA 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



Big Sam Thompson was one of the game's first great sluggers with a whopping 126 career home runs.  His 166 RBI in 1887 was a record that stood until it was broken by Babe Ruth in 1921, and at the time of his retirement he was second on the career home runs list.  Additionally, Thompson was part of the only all-.400 hitting outfield of all-time, along with Tuck Turner (.416), Ed Delahanty (.407) and Billy Hamilton (.404) with the 1894 Phillies.  One of the tougher poses of Thompson, this 1889 card pictures him with Philadelphia, who purchased his contract in the fall of 1888.  The addition of his new team across his breast is the most visible component of this slightly-faded example, which has been graded VG 3 by PSA.  An exceptional card, featuring a difficult pose of a desirable Hall of Famer.

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