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    1888-89 N173 Old Judge Cabinet Buck Ewing SGC 80 EX/NM 6 - None Higher. Often argued to be the finest player of the 19th century, William "Buck" Ewing joined Cap Anson as the top vote-getters from that century to gain admittance to the Baseball Hall of Fame for its 1939 grand opening. We find him here at dead center of his illustrious career, and at the height of his considerable ballplaying powers, posing with the mascot of the New York Giants squad he would help lead to the National League Championship each of the potential years of this gorgeous cabinet's issue.

    Originally available only through the redemption of tobacco coupons through the mail, the N173 Old Judge Cabinet has been a scarce commodity since its years of issue, and represents today one of the most challenging endeavors for the trading card collector. The fine photography and oversized dimensions of the issue serves to expand its appeal beyond the sole purview of the tobacco card enthusiast, however, rightfully drawing attention from hobbyists with a concentration in the early game, and in baseball photography in general.

    Graded SGC 80 EX/NM 6. Just eight have been slabbed by SGC or PSA, and this representation has two equals but none have bested it's level 6 ranking. The mount, photo print and gold lettering are exceptional. Ever so slight toning on the reverse is present but doesn't seem enough to justify the grade. Usual staining, wrinkling, or chipping so common with these oversized rarities does not exist. If you've never seen an N173 this impressive before, that's hardly a surprise. Only fifteen total are noted on the SGC and PSA combined census.

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    November, 2018
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