Lot # 68: 1886 Lorillard's Chicago League Team Card

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

Rare and extremely desirable Lorillard's Tobacco advertising trade card featuring full-color portraits of the Chicago White Stockings of the National League, including Hall of Famers Cap Anson, John Clarkson, and King Kelly, as well as nineteenth-century stars Billy Sunday and Ned Williamson. Each of the eleven team members appears in a small circle with his name and position alongside, and the images are surrounding a baseball diamond and advertising for Lorillard's Splendid Plug Tobacco. The trade card was designed to advertise the team's official schedule for the 1886 season on the reverse, along with additional advertising for Lorillard's "Splendid" brand tobacco. Encapsulated as "Authentic" by SGC (submitted by REA) due to the bottom center section neatly cut away (impacts the advertisement) and the upper right corner missing. Chicago is one of only four different teams known in this rare set. (The others are Detroit, Philadelphia, and New York; one of these is also available in this auction.) This is a pleasing sample from this extremely rare and substantial nineteenth-century tobacco-card set that would be an outstanding addition to any Chicago White Stockings, Hall of Fame, or type-card collection. Reserve $300. Estimate (open).

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