03 July 2014

N20 Allen & Ginter Prize & Game Chickens 2: Black-Breasted Red Game Cock

This Black-Breasted Red Game Cock is the first in a lot of cards I picked up from a guy on a vintage non-sports card forum. This was the only one of the group to be packaged in this type of holder, with the card sort of free-floating in a receptacle that's too big. The rest of the cards in the lot are in holders made for tobacco cards. It also has a serial number that starts with a different number than the rest, so I guess it was graded during a different time in PSA's history.

The card itself is nice and colorful, with a nice watercolor-looking effect in the background. You can really see some of the design cues that go into the modern Allen & Ginter card releases. There is some chipping all around and the corners are rounded and frayed, but I can't be worried about that. These cards are around 125 years old. Vintage card collecting is an entirely different world. I would showcase the back, but the backs on all of these cards are the same. The main difference I noticed between this and the card I showcased previously that had a grade of 3.0 was that the other card had some paper torn off on the back and this one is whole. I would imagine that paper loss on the front would harm a card even more in grading than paper loss on the back, especially if said paper loss affected the image itself.


  1. Me jealous. Me want. Me crying.

  2. Yeah, that's a nice looking cock you got there.

    1. I knew that joke would pop up eventually. I didn't know when, or where, but I knew it was coming.

    2. No, but really, cool card!