A superb card that exemplifies the magnificent imagery that makes the N162 Goodwin Champions series a perennial favorite among collectors. Glasscock’s full-body fielding pose is rendered in exquisite color and detail on this remarkable, high-grade specimen. Minimal evidence of handling is apparent and both surfaces remain clean. Graded NM 7 by PSA, this one of only two examples graded at this level with one graded higher.
Jack Glasscock was one of the National League's premier 19th-century shortstops, though his eccentricity often shadows his legacy as a player. He was called "Pebbly Jack" for his habit of groundskeeping at his position, picking up and tossing away pebbles, which some baseball historians claim were imaginary. An innovative strategist, Glasscock was one of the first players to use a hand signals in the field, and was one of the first shortstops to back up throws to the second baseman. As a manger for Indianapolis, Glasscock is credited with discovering an 18-year-old farmboy named Amos Rusie. In 1890 Glasscock replaced shortstop Monte Ward on the Giants when Ward led the defection of talent to the Players' League. Glasscock won the NL batting title that year, hitting .336. He topped the .300 mark five times.