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    1888 E223 G&B Chewing Gum Roger Connor SGC VG/EX 4 - One of Only Two Graded Examples! Roger Connor was Babe Ruth, before there was a Babe Ruth who never led the league in home runs. Connor was well-known in his day, who was a giant of a man who was an outstanding player. Back in the 19th Century, a player of Connor's 6'3", 220 lbs. was a giant, and his size was the main impetus for the New York Gothams changing their name to Giants in 1885. He started his career with the National League Troy Trojans and moved to the New York Gothams in 1883. He stayed with the Gothams/Giants through 1889 and played for a variety of National League teams during his 17-year career. Our offered card is the highest SGC-graded 1888 G&B Chewing Gum E223 example, with merely one other, of the card of a man who was the leading home run hitter of his era who was belatedly placed in the Hall of Fame in 1976. Graded SGC VG/EX 4. Tied as the finest of only two SGC-graded examples.

    Guide Value or Estimate: $8,000 - up.

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    July
    30th Friday
    Auction Dates
    August
    21st-22nd Saturday-Sunday
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    4 Days
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