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    1888-89 N173 Old Judge Cabinet Roger Connor (#88-1) SGC 60 EX 5. Overall N173s cabinet cards are rare and treasured additions to any collection. Adding one in any condition of any player is an opportunity not to be missed. While a traditional Old Judge insert card must have been an enticing inducement to use tobacco, these premium cards are far more impressive offering a grand size image of a favored subject.

    Roger Connor is a highly regarded Hall of Famer from the 19th Century. Connor occupied first base and served as the team's greatest offensive threat, leading the 1887 New York team in every power category: doubles (26), triples (22), home runs (17) and runs batted in (104). It was Connor's career home run record that Ruth would surpass in 1920, though the nineteenth century long ball artist was practically forgotten about after his retirement. He was buried in an unmarked grave in 1931. Highly respected now, his entry is among the most desirable. The portrait is his "Hands on Knees" pose with his name, position and team in script lettering.

    Graded SGC 60 EX 5. This is the second finest example on record with SGC from a precious total pop of just seven. The image is excellent, fine details and a full range of values entice the eye to only want more. It is affected by some extremely mild reverse staining. The front has shows nothing in terms of physical detriments. A stellar example of a highly rated Hall of Famer.

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    July, 2018
    19th-20th Thursday-Friday
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