While the debate rages on over baseball’s first true “card,” there’s never been a shadow of doubt in our other national pastime. Harry Beecher’s 1888 N162 Goodwin Champions is more than just the genesis of football cartophilia—it’s also arguably the Honus Wagner of the gridiron. Fewer than 75 examples are estimated to exist, 32 of which have been graded by PSA, with three NM-MT 8’s reigning supreme. But even that triumvirate cannot compare with the unprecedented, unfathomable sight of sixteen Beechers compiled by a single hell-bent collector who endlessly quested for these holy grails. Not since the silver-obsessed Hunt Brothers has anyone cornered the market like this! This item has a reserve (estimated value $25,000-$50,000).
A ONCE-IN-A-LIFETIME ASSEMBLY VIRTUALLY NEVER RIVALED IN THE ANNALS OF CARD COLLECTING!
Headlined by a PSA VG-EX+ 4.5 and a PSA VG+ 3.5 (both the sole examples at their tier), the treasure trove spans four grading companies and includes: PSA - VG-EX+ 4.5; VG+ 3.5; VG 3; GD 2; PR-FR 1 (MK); (2) PR 1; (2) Authentic (Altered). SGC - 30 GD 2; (3) 10 PR 1; AUTH. BVG - 1.5 FR. GAI - FR 1.5.