Love of the Game Spring, 2014 Auction - Closes Saturday, May 31, 2014
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Big Sam Thompson was one of the game's first great sluggers, with a whopping 126 career home runs.  His 166 RBI in 1887 was a record that stood until it was broken by Babe Ruth in 1921, and at the time of his retirement he was second on the career home runs list.  Additionally, Thompson was part of the only all-.400 hitting outfield of all-time, along with Tuck Turner (.416), Ed Delahanty (.407) and Billy Hamilton (.404).

One of the more difficult poses of Thompson, the card is cataloged as card #456-4, the image depicts Thompson with Philadelphia, dating it at least to 1889.  Graded FAIR 20 by SGC, the card's image quality is above average for the issue, a prominent stain along with some creasing on the front reducing the grade.  Additionally, an owner's stamp has been applied prominently to the card reverse.  Still, an exceptional card of a key 19th Century Hall of Famer.

Population Data

SGC Population: 56 total graded, 6 at this level, 32 higher*

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

*Please note that SGC does not differentiate between N172 pose variations in their population reports, so the number of cards with this pose they have graded is unknown.  The figure above represents all the cards of this player they have graded, with all poses.

1887 N172 Old Judge Sam Thompson (HOF) - SGC FAIR 20 - tough pose1887 N172 Old Judge Sam Thompson (HOF) - SGC FAIR 20 - tough pose
1887 N172 Old Judge Sam Thompson (HOF) - SGC FAIR 20 - tough pose
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Current Bidding
Minimum Bid: $250
Final prices include buyers premium.: $720
Number Bids: 13
Auction closed on Sunday, June 1, 2014.
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