Mastro April 2006
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Graded EX-MT+ 6.5 by Global Authentication, the company's "1st Graded" specimen at that tier. All of the eight then-active National League teams are equally represented in the WG1 Base Ball Playing Cards production, with one card for each of those squads' nine positions. The issue's players—including the period's superstars—are portrayed, all surrounded by their visually endearing and stylish, embellishing graphics. Offered is the sublimely tinted depiction of Hall of Famer Jim "Pud" Galvin, who won 360 games in the Major Leagues from 1879-1892. During his last season, in 1892, Galvin faced Tim Keefe in the last matchup of 300 game winners until 1986 (Sutton/Niekro). This item's quality of preservation cooperates marvelously to engage the onlooker, with all of its details—and its charm—remaining fully intact after more than a century's passage. Here is an evocative and extremely desirable 19th Century relic that possesses significance far transcending its technically ascribed Excellent to Mint-plus condition designation.
1888 WG1 Base Ball Playing Cards Pud Galvin
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