Lot # 69: 1886 Lorillard's Detroit 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 Detroit Wolverines of the National League, including Hall of Famers Dan Brouthers, Ned Hanlon, "Big Sam" Thompson, and Deacon White. 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. Graded POOR 10 by SGC, the obvious condition flaws include paper loss, chipping to the right edge, heavy soiling, and pencil notations on the reverse. Detroit is one of only four different teams known in this rare set. (The others are Chicago, Philadelphia, and New York; one of these is also available in this auction.) This is a very presentable example from this extremely rare and substantial nineteenth-century tobacco-card set which would be an outstanding addition to any Detroit Wolverines, Hall of Fame, or type-card collection. Reserve $300. Estimate (open).

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