Lot # 64: 1887 N184 W. S. Kimball "Champions" SGC-Graded Complete Set of Baseball Players (4)

Starting Bid: $300.00

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Item was in Auction "REA Spring 2019",
which ran from 3/6/2019 3:10 PM to
3/24/2019 6:00 PM



Outstanding collection of the four baseball players from the unusual and scarce 1887 N184 W. S. Kimball & Co.'s "Champions of Games and Sports" series, each graded and encapsulated by SGC. The four players who comprise this set are E. A. Burch, Dell Darling, Hardie Henderson, and James O'Neil. Three of the cards are graded and encapsulated POOR 10 by SGC due to some back damage, while one card (O'Neil) is graded VG 40. All of the cards display vibrant colors and flawless registration. Kimballs are considered by many to be one of the most beautiful of all the nineteenth-century tobacco issues. The set features champions and stars of the day from a wide variety of sports. Although the four baseball players featured in the set are not Hall of Famers, each was a very popular star at the time. This is a rarely offered and relatively affordable complete baseball subset from one of the most stunning and beautifully designed of all nineteenth-century tobacco issues. Total: 4 cards. Reserve $300. Estimate (open).

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