Skip to main content
Go to accessibility notice

    Description

    1887 N172 Old Judge Harry Wright, Phila's, Portrait/Looking Right (#510-1a) PSA EX-MT 6. William Henry "Harry" Wright involvement in baseball from the very first era makes him a pioneer in the truest sense. The value of his contributions as player, manager and architect of the game are incalculable. It was his style of play which set the groundwork for the rules of modern day baseball. Along with his brother, Harry played professional ball at the National Association of Base Ball Players (NABBP) where his relationship to the national game was forged. It was a bond that would never be broken. Wright was the cornerstone of the first professional baseball team - the 1869 Cincinnati Red Stockings. His passion for the game went beyond his own play as Wright was the first to formulate strategies of play which are taken for granted today. Wright's took on the role of player, manger and general manger during his career. As a manager, he took his team to six league championships and posted a .581 winning percentage. Both Harry and his brother George are members of both the Baseball Hall of Fame and the Cincinnati Reds Hall of Fame. He appears on very few cards, his three portraits in the N172 Old Judge of coveted additions to any collection.

    Graded PSA EX-MT 6, one of two examples to occupy the EX-MT level on the PSA pop report with two grading higher. To date, only eleven total examples (with qualified reviews) have been graded by PSA. Overall, there is little physical evidence exposing its true age. The formal portrait of Wright has faded some but is free of surface imperfections except for one faint scratch. The caption reads: HARRY WRIGHT, Mgr. Phila's. The portrait is very nicely centered and as far as condition, some wear at corners accounts for the assessment. A key entry for Hall of Fame collectors, 19th Century enthusiasts and N172 Old Judge specialists alike.


    Shipping, Taxes, Terms and Bidding
    Calculate Standard Domestic Shipping

    Sales Tax information  |  Terms and Conditions

    Bidding Guidelines and Bid Increments

    Glossary of Terms

    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    May, 2016
    12th-14th Thursday-Saturday
    Internet/Mail Bids: 19
    Lot Tracking Activity: N/A
    Page Views: 638

    Buyer's Premium per Lot:
    19.5% of the successful bid (minimum $14) per lot.

    Sold for: Sign-in or Join (free & quick)

    Heritage membership

    Join Now - It's Free

    VIEW BENEFITS
    1. Past Auction Values (prices, photos, full descriptions, etc.)
    2. Bid online
    3. Free Collector newsletter
    4. Want List with instant e-mail notifications
    5. Reduced auction commissions when you resell your
      winnings 
    Consign now
    • Cash Advances
    • More Bidders
    • Trusted Experts
    • Over 200,000 Satisfied Consignors Since 1976
    Only 8 days left to consign to the 2018 July 19 - 20 Summer Sports Card Catalog Auction Sports Collectibles Catalog Auction - Dallas!

    Learn about consigning with us

    I am completely satisfied, more to the point, absolutely ecstatic, about not only the proceeds but the wonderful professional manner every aspect of my little consignment was handled.
    Bill R.,
    Green Bay, WI
    View More Testimonials

    Video tutorial

    Getting the most out of search

    Recent auctions

    May 17-18 Sports Memorabilia Catalog Auction - Dallas
    May 17-18 Sports Memorabilia Catalog Auction - Dallas
    REALIZED SO FAR $4,276,046