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    1887 N172 Old Judge George Godfrey SGC 84 NM 7. Graded 84 NM 7 by SGC, this is the stand alone highest graded example of only three total copies recorded to date. George Godfrey by today's standards would be a light-heavyweight. His career consisted of almost 100 fight but was refused a shot at the championship title by the great John L. Sullivan who as reigning champion refused to fight the stocky, black Canadian born fighter. History only knows was it Godfrey's skills or skin color which motivated Sullivan. The offered example is one of only a dozen total NM examples assessed at this grade level, the highest level available.

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    October, 2009
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