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    1895 N566 Newsboy Cabinets John Ward, Bat At Side SGC 60 EX 5. Graded 60 EX 5 by SGC, the highest graded of five total copies recorded to date. John Ward was so much more than your typical athlete. During his 17 year career, Ward played shortstop, pitched and managed for either Providence, Brooklyn or New York. Graduating from Columbia Law School in 1885, Ward understood the business of baseball and was a champion of the unpopular concept of player's rights. Ward challenged the players clause which eventually led to the formation of the short-lived Players League in 1890. This N566 Newsboy Cabinet - #587 John Ward, Bat at Side, presents very well for the grade. The mount has slight wear at each corner. The photo has one small chip which affects the surface at the center of the top edge but is otherwise Mint condition. A eye catching relic that has survived the last 100+ years surprisingly well.

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