Brooklyn Mini's are very rare N172 Old Judges and don't show up for sale very often. I am always excited when I see one and there is one up for sale in the current Love of the Game Auction that runs for another 7 days.
I wrote about the Brooklyn Mini's and how they were made years ago in this post. All of the mini's are of Brooklyn players and they are all photos that were taken outdoors. Basically the photographer was closer when taking these photos than other photographers who took photos for the N172 cards. So when they Brooklyn photos were cropped to fit into the composites for the final card layouts they were smaller than the others. If this sounds confusing, then read the old post and it will be more clear.
|Image courtesy Love of the Game Auctions|
Here is the link to the auction in Love of the Game. The card is currently at $600 before the buyer's premium. I'm anxious to see what the final price will be. The same card sold for $780 in Love of the Game's January 31, 2016 auction. I would love to see it eclipse that final price this time around. I really think these mini's are under appreciated and I feel like this should be worth more even though it is graded SGC Authentic and not a numerical grade.
After all, another example of the O'Brien mini, though not this example and also graded SGC Authentic, sold in Goodwin's auction in 2014 for $1,309 including the BP.
Anyway, I really like these little gems and just wanted to share this auction with you so you can see one. I hope you like it as much as I do.
Enjoy the hobby all...it's not a mini one.