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    1888-89 N173 Old Judge Charles Comiskey (#86-3) SGC 30 Good 2. Charles Comiskey was a speedy first baseman who played a pivotal role for the 1886 World Champion St. Louis Browns but will best be remembered as the founder and longtime owner of the Chicago White Sox. Comiskey was a major influence in the early success of the American League, but was marginalized by a feud with long-time AL president Ban Johnson. Villain to some, hero to others, this founding father of the American League Comiskey is widely faulted for inspiring the betrayal with his issuance of salaries well below the League norm, particularly for a team of Championship caliber. "The Old Roman" is seen here on this N173 Old Judge cabinet card. The pose is #86-3 Catch, Hands Out Stretched Shoulder High, Looking Left. A scarce entry in the widely popular series, this example is just one of seven graded by SGC. Graded SGC 30 Good 2. The card is in physically nicer condition than "Good." The front and back perimeter has a grayish-green discoloration of unknown origin. The gold metallic copy is fully intact but the real star is the central image. Aside from one surface scuffing in the upper left is beautiful with no scratches or other blemish. The photo quality is excellent with great details.

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    June, 2017
    29th Thursday
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