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    1888 N173 Old Judge Cabinet King Kelly (Bat at Ready at 45 Degrees) PSA VG 3. Exceptional in rarity, quality and appeal, this thirteen-decades old artifact presents a rare opportunity for one advanced collector. Those studied in nineteenth century collecting are aware that these cabinets, measuring 4.125x6.5", were only available to those tobacco enthusiasts enterprising enough to save and send coupons to the headquarters of Old Judge, who distributed the cabinets solely by mail. As such, the population of the cabinets was never high, even at the time of issue. Today just a handful remains. And of the tiny tribe of survivors, few could hold the same appeal of a Kelly representation, as the National League slugger was one of the most noteworthy of Victorian-era ballplayers. Speaking to the nature of the card itself, we note that the surfaces show just the slightest touch of wear, and the back remains devoid of the damage so typically seen in this issue due to scrapbook removal. Graded PSA VG 3.

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