Extremely attractive complete set of H804-6 trade cards issued by Forbes Co. of Boston. This set of six cards issued in 1878 is colorfully illustrated with drawings of various baseball scenes and a one-or two-word identifier at top. The set is of special significance as it is among the earliest of all baseball-related card sets. The Forbes Company produced these cards for merchants to use as promotional advertising cards. Three of the cards have ads on front and back, two have back ads only, and one is blank backed with no ad. Each card has been graded by SGC and, as can easily be seen, presents much better than the assigned grade. The set consists of the following: A Fly (GOOD 30), Foul (GOOD 30), Home Run (VG/EX 50), Judgement (GOOD 30, blank back), Muff (VG 40), and Twist (VG 40). This is a gorgeous complete set of these early baseball trade cards. Total: 6 cards. Reserve $200. Estimate (open).