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    1887 N690-1 Kalamazoo Bats Cabinet Fred Mann/Wilbert Robinson SGC 80 EX/NM 6. Offered is an extremely rare 1887 N690-1 Kalamazoo Bat cabinet dual-player card featuring Fred Mann and Hall of Famer Wilbert Robinson. What is interesting is Mann was in the last year of his career in 1887 and Robinson was a 23-year old sophomore just starting his career. This is just the second time this rarity has ever been made available at auction. Charles Gross & Co. is a revered name to 19th Century collectors for producing the "Kalamazoo Bats" and "Four Base Hits" promotions. The larger cabinet cards are beautiful 4-1/4 x 6-1/2" versions of the smaller N690 cards but rank even higher in desirability. The origin of this example is the famous Copeland Collection.

    Graded SGC 80 EX/NM 6. Currently the only example noted on both PSA and SGC census reports. The card mount is as exceptional as is the print save for some slight toning on the anticipated blank that has remained a pleasing pink color. Photo quality is overall close to excellent. You have a stunning Excellent to Mint relic and possibly a one-of-a-kind card from an extremely rare issue. Just over thirty are recorded by the PSA and SGC census combined! No example has graded higher than EX/NM!


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    Auction Dates
    August, 2019
    17th-18th Saturday-Sunday
    Internet/Mail Bids: 13
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