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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 extremely nice example. The SGC 20 FAIR 1.5 grade does not do this card justice in terms of eye appeal. Very well centered, exceptional color and registration and an overall clean front are all on display here. The reason for the grade comes from three stamps that appear on the reverse, covering up portions of  the checklist that can be found on the backs of this issue. Save for the problems on the reverse, the card looks EX to NM in our book judging solely on the quality of eye appeal found on the front.

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.

1888 GOODWIN CHAMPIONS N162 JACK GLASSCOCK - SGC 20 FAIR 1.5
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