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The July 15 auction features the company’s traditional vast array of turn-of-century – and earlier – material, including several rare tintypes, Old Judges and early tobacco cards, including many “type” cards and T206 White Border “ghost” images.

“This is one of our best auctions to date, loaded with rarities from the 19th century and 20th century,” said Seth Nagdeman of 19th Century.

The online auction contains 283 lots of graded cards from the 1880’s to the 1980’s.
The featured lineup includes tintypes, N172, N175, N284, N29, N300, N562, M116, E90-1, E90-2, E92, E93, E94, E95, E96, E98, E100, E101, E102, E103, E135, P2, PX7, S74, T204, T205, T206, T207, T209, T216, T3, D322, D359, Cracker Jack, DeLong, Zeenut, Goudey, Diamond Stars, Play Ball, Leaf, 1950’s through 1980’s Topps and Bowman cards, and autographs with GAI certification.

Some of the highlights for each category are listed below:

19th Century

  • 1887-89 Harry Wright tintype, “The Father of Professional Baseball,” GAI Authentic – $6,500 minimum bid
  • 1887 N172 Old Judge Dan Casey (Philadelphia) SGC 96, with only two other SGC 96’s on SGC’s Population Report, and one SGC 98
  • 1887 N172 Old Judge Ned Williamson (Chicagos) SGC 84
  • 1887 N175 Gypsy Queen Buck Ewing SGC 10
  • 1887 N175 Gypsy Queen Tim Keefe PSA 3
  • Selection of more than 40 N172 Old Judges

20th Century
“In our April and July 2004 auctions, we sold a group of (11) T206 ghost overprints for $13,980,” Nagdeman noted. “Since that time, we were contacted to sell four ghost image T206’s from another collection.”

For the full story, pick up the July 8, 2005 issue of SCD.

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