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    1887 N690 Kalamazoo Bats Jim Donahue SGC 40 VG 3 - Only Two Graded Examples- SGC/PSA Combined! Offered is an extremely rare N690 Kalamazoo Bat card featuring Jim Donahue of the New York Metropolitans or "Mets." Donahue had a brief five-year career that began a season before this rare premium saw circulation. While every Kalamazoo Bat card is fascinating because we see them so sparingly, this card stands apart. The first wonderment is the subject who is a member of the Mets. The overwhelming quantity of known N690s are players for Philadelphia. New York players are beyond rare and only Giants are seen less often then a rarely seen Mets player. It is very possible Kalamazoo Bats with New York players were only circulated in the New York state area. The other reason is his fashionable tie. Another rarity of Donahue that originates from the N172 Old Judge series are the "Spotted Tie" subjects that showcased members of the New York Metropolitans. The portrait of "Bridget" (a Gaelic term meaning "the exalted one") used for that card is the same portrait we see here.

    Graded SGC 40 VG 3. The combined PSA and SGC census reports show just two confirmed examples, both are in SGC holders. The card shows modest amounts of edge/corner and surface wear with minor spot staining that only mildly affects an image that has retained fine details. Some surface roughness appears on the blank reverse. Any "fault" is gentle as none affect physical integrity nor visual enjoyment of the card. It is entirely possible only a few other copies may have survived beyond the two graded by SGC.

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    August, 2019
    17th-18th Saturday-Sunday
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