Lot # 27: 1887 N172 Old Judge Cigarettes #43-2 Dan Brouthers (HOF) - SGC VG-EX 4

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Starting Bid: $1,500.00

Bids: 32 (Bid History)

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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

An exceptional quality image of Hall of Fame first baseman Dan Brouthers, one of the most popular players of his time and an image that is closely associated with the N172 Old Judge issue due to its use in the company's advertising for the cards.  This example, one of three poses of Brouthers in front of a backdrop made to look like a baseball stadium, lists Brouthers with Detroit (the pose can also be found listing him with Boston of the National League as well as Boston of the Player's League).  Graded VG-EX 4 by SGC, the numerical grade does not effectively describe the card, which boasts outstanding image contrast and deep detail, far in excess of many cards from the issue.  Square corners and clean borders are evident as well, some light foxing and staining on the reverse responsible for keeping the card from a higher holder.  Advanced collectors concern themselves less with the technical grade in this issue, and far more with the quality of the image, which in this case is exemplary.

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