1888 N162 Goodwin Champions Ed Beecher, Yale Football - PSA 3 
Lot Number 493
 
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Offered is the highly prized 1888 N162 Goodwin Champions Ed Beecher, captain of the Yale football team. This is the very first sports card devoted specifically to a gridiron figure. Unlike the modern collegiate game, the Ivy League dominated the sport in the late 1800s, and fittingly Yale's team captain Ed Beecher is depicted on this masterpiece. The offered PSA 3 example displays bright color, mild corner wear and a couple of minor flecks along the left border. The checklist reverse, the first of its kind on a football card, is clearly legible but does exhibit light toning. 
 
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