1888 N173 Old Judge Bill Phillips, Kansas City (#386-4) SGC 10 Poor 1 - With Rare Black Mount. Bill Phillips has the distinction of being the first Canadian to play in the major leagues. His career began in 1879 for the Blues and ended in 1888 with Kansas City. Although not a HoFer, he was a solid fielder and batter who retired with a .266 BA. Phillips enjoys four poses in the N172 series, this is pose #486-4 Bat Over Right Shoulder. Offered is a very rare N173 Old Judge Cabinet card of that pose. As an N173, he is a completely uncatalogued subject! In the photo is an 1887 Goodwin & Co. copyright. The in photo caption reads "PHILLIPS, 1ST B, KANSAS CITY" (City is obscured. His only year with Kansas City was in 1888. For obvious reasons, the card has been graded SGC 10 Poor 1. Partially removed paper on the back reads, "Picture belonged to Abner C. Reed - 3717 Chestnut, around 75(1928) - Mr. Reed worked for Owen Haney at 12th - for years. Old time friend of players."

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