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Incredible 1888 N162 Goodwin Champions Harry Beecher Hoard of (18) Graded Cards with PSA VG+ 3.5 - First Football Card!

Lot Number 1072

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Move over Hunt Brothers, there's a new cornered market in town! While debate has raged regarding what constitutes the "first" baseball card, that controversy has never approached the gridiron realm of our hobby. Harry Beecher was a quarterback and captain of the 1884-1887 Yale Football squads. The prolific scorer and two-time national champion obviously caught the attention of Goodwin & Co. of New York. With a cap, sweater and massive ball in hand, Beecher doesn't quite look the part of a gridiron star. However, the caption of his sport and status leaves little debate. Each card in this incredible hoard of (18) 1888 N162 Goodwin Champions Harry Beecher singles has been validated by a third-party authenticator. An extensive assortment which includes the following: PSA Graded: (9 cards) with (1) VG+ 3.5, (3) Fair 1.5, (2) Poor 1 (one mk), (3) Authentic; SGC Graded: (7 cards) with (1) 30 Good 2, (1) 20 Fair 1.5, (4) 10 Poor 1, (1) Authentic; BVG Graded: (1) 1.5 Fair and GAI Graded: (1) Fair 1.5 (first graded). While population reports don't account for crossover attempts, there is little doubt that this eye-popping selection accounts for a significant percentage of known Beecher examples.




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