It was a case of “the older the better” early Saturday morning as Goodwin & Company’s latest Masterpieces and Uncommon Common auction came to a close. Numerous cards dating back 100 years or more brought the biggest prices including a rare 19th century cabinet card and a possibly one-of-a-kind version of a 1910 Ty Cobb issue.
At the top of the bidding for the St. Louis-based auction house was an 1888-89 Old Judge Cabinet card of Mike King Kelly. Bearing an impressive SGC 82 grade (EX/NM+), the oversized rarity sold for $32,040. One of only 14 known examples in existence, the card is a studio image and features the colorful Hall of Famer wielding a bat.