Monday, June 02, 2014

1887-1890 N172 Old Judge

1887-1890 N172 Old Judge Pittsburgh Alleghenys

Issued continuously from 1887 to 1890, the Goodwin Company's Old Judge baseball series depicts hundreds of ballplayers from more than 40 major and minor league teams, as well as boxers and wrestlers. The cards measure about 1-1/2" by 2-1/2" and bear photographs from the Hall Studio in New York that were pasted onto thick cardboard. The sepia images display a white or pink hue, with "Goodwin Co., New York" at the base, and with each card blank backed. Astonishingly, more than 4,500 different types of cards and variations are known to exist. The cards were inserted in packs of Old Judge and Gypsy Queen cigarettes, and cards marked with the latter brand are worth double the value than their Old Judge counterparts. Old Judges exist with numerous variations; some individual cards have more than a dozen recorded varieties, including different poses, team affiliation or card text. The Old Judge cards are easily viewed as one of the greatest of all hobby issues.

There was no checklist for this set so this may not be all the Pittsburgh players. Each player has several poses and several modifications based on advertising.   The Pittsburgh team was called the Alleghenys and weren't called the Pirates until 1891.

See the 1887-1890 N172 Old Judge Pittsburgh Alleghenys






















Team Set Checklist


1887-90 Old Judge N172 - Pittsburg Alleghenys
Bob Allen
Samuel Barkley
Jake Beckley
Bill Bishop
Thomas Brown
Frederick Carroll
John Coleman
Peter Conway
Abner Dalrymple
Fred Dunlap
Bill Farmer
Jocko Fields
Pud Galvin
Ned Hanlon
Hardie Henderson
Willie Kuehne
Chuck Lauer
Albert Maul
Jim McCormick
Alex McKinnon
George Miller
Ed Morris
Samuel Nichols
Pop Smith
Harry Staley
Billy Sunday
Deacon White
Arthur Whitney




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