1883 -84 Baines WG Grace cricketing legend Hall of Fame All Time Great rookie Babe Ruth of cricket

£2,500.00

Description

The Babe Ruth of cricket! One of the rarest of all Baines cards, an early / mid- 1880s card from between 1882 (1st Ashes Test match v Australia) and 1884 probably 1883, celebrating Dr. W.G. Grace, cricket legend in his own lifetime. Only 1 earlier card of Grace is known, the mythical "Glos CCC" card of the same legend. This Union Jack card is the 2nd oldest Grace card known. Only 3 example are known worldwide! The card's image was scanned whilst the card remained inside its protective plastic older due to the delicate nature of the lower point. Buyers please be aware that this exceptionally rare card is mostly sound but a lower point is off, though still included. Light faults but for a 140-year old card it's surely acceptable. SOLD AS SEEN