Love of the Game Spring, 2014 Auction - Closes Saturday, May 31, 2014
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Outstanding card of Hall of Fame pitcher "Smiling" Mickey Welch.  Just the third pitcher in baseball history to amass 300 wins, Welch was elected to the Hall of Fame by the Veterans Committee in 1973, his 307-210 record impossible to deny.  His .800 winning percentage in 1885 was the result of a 44-11 record, his 1.66 ERA in 492 innings pitched simply an amazing athletic feat, regardless of era.

This card, number 486-3, has been harshly graded VG 40 by SGC.  Corners, edges and image quality are all exceptional, the majority of the card's wear occurring in the form of very mild staining on the reverse.  This once again calls into question the inexplicable grading standards for N172 cards, however, the standards being what they are, the majority of collectors have adapted their tastes with respect to Old Judges, focusing on overall eye appeal.  Just like the old days.

Population Data

SGC Population: 50 total graded, 7 at this level, 8 higher*

PSA Population: 2 total graded, 0 at this level, 1 higher

*Note that SGC does not differentiate Old Judge pose variations, so this figure represents all the N172 Welch cards they have graded, across all pose variations.

1887 N172 Old Judge Mickey Welch (HOF) - SGC VG 401887 N172 Old Judge Mickey Welch (HOF) - SGC VG 40
1887 N172 Old Judge Mickey Welch (HOF) - SGC VG 40
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Current Bidding
Minimum Bid: $400
Final prices include buyers premium.: $2,280
Number Bids: 19
Auction closed on Sunday, June 1, 2014.
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