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    1887-90 N172 Old Judge Jim O'Rourke (#358-2) SGC Poor 1. From the John Esch collection. There are three fascinating things about Jim O'Rourke. "Orator" Jim is credited with getting the very first hit of the newly organized National League in April of 1876. The second is that he graduated from Yale Law School and managed to get the New York Giants to pay for his tuition! In 1904, at the ripe old age of 53, O'Rourke went 1-for-4 becoming the oldest man to hit safely in a major league game. Offered is pose #358-2 Bat in R/hand at side. Caption: JIM O'ROURKE, C., New Yorks. Graded SGC Poor 1. Photo quality: Very-Good to Excellent.

    Guide Value or Estimate: $600 - up.

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