1887 N184 W. S. Kimball Champions partial set set of twenty-four different cards (of the fifty in the set), including three of the four baseball players (missing O'Neil). These cards are part of an exciting, fresh-to-the-hobby collection of nineteenth-century cards consigned to this auction. The collection consists of the following: Beach, Beardsley, Blatt, Boynton (Vg-Ex), Burch (baseball, Vg-Ex), Cardiff, Casey, Cockburn, Darling (baseball, Fr), Dempsey, Freeman, George, Hamilton, Henderson (baseball, Vg+), Jordan, Kane, McPherson, Morsler, Muller, Murphy, Page, Perry, Ross, and Wessels. Condition ranges from Vg to Ex (averaging Vg-Ex) overall. Kimballs are considered by many to be one of the most beautiful of all of the nineteenth-century tobacco issues. The set features champions and stars of the day from a wide variety of sports. Although the baseball players featured in the set are not Hall of Famers, each was a very popular star. This is a very pleasing and rarely offered partial set of of N184 Kimball "Champions," one of the most highly regarded and classic of all nineteenth-century tobacco issues. Total: 24 cards. Reserve $300. Estimate $500/$1,000+.