First Nine
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First Nine


Welcome to First Nine! This site features my vintage Baseball card collection. Over the years, my collection has taken many forms. Recently, I decided to narrow it down to one focused project. My favorite set is the 1886-90 N172 Old Judge issue from Goodwin & Company. Piecing together the enitre set is a monumental task in many ways. My goal is to acquire cards featuring players and managers who spent time on the Lowell, Massachusetts (my hometown) club of the New England League.

N172 Old Judge

  • Bill Bishop (#29-3)
  • Cal Broughton (#42-x)
  • Scrappy Carroll (#68-x)
  • Dick Conway (#89-x)
  • Jim Cudworth (#104-x)
  • Hugh Duffy (#135-x)
  • Thomas Flanigan (#162-x)
  • Bill Howes (Hawes) (#237-x)
  • Jack Lynch (#282-x)
  • Bill McGunnigle (#313-1)
  • Pat Pettee (#365-x)
  • John Roach (#387-x)
  • Phenomenal Smith (#422-x)
  • Bill Vinton (#474-3)
  • Art Whitney (#499-x)