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1886   N167   Old Judge


Year(s) Published: 1886
ACC Designation:   N167
Set Name: Old Judge
Card Size (inches): 1-1/2 x 2-1/2
Number of Cards in Set: 12
Est. Value (common; VG): $18000

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Set Summary
  • Unnumbered set promoting Old Judge cigarettes
  • Precursor to the massive N172 set of the following year
  • White-bordered cards printed on relatively thin stock
  • Player name, position and team labeled in bottom margin
  • Six of the 12 players in set later inducted into HOF
  • Old Judge logo printed on back along with photo credit
  • Reference:
    1) Jim Blumenthal, "N167 Old Judge: The First Baseball Card Set," Old Cardboard Magazine, Issue #29 (Spring 2013), p. 32
    2) "Book Review: The Photographic Baseball Cards of Goodwin & Company (1886-1890)," Old Cardboard eNewsletter, Issue #57 (January 2009), Item #2

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