Rare 1888 Presidential Base Ball Club card of Benjamin Harrison. Catalogued N154 and issued by Duke & Sons, the Presidential B.B. Club set is similar in dimensions (4.25 x 2.25 inches), design, and rarity to Kalamazoo Bats, but instead of ballplayers, they feature large ("Heads-Up" style) photographic portraits of the presidential and vice presidential candidates of 1888. Each portrait is comically superimposed on baseball-player bodies and posed in various baseball scenes with very elaborate studio stadium backdrops. On this card, Benjamin Harrison is pictured in a pitching pose. Graded VG 40 by SGC, with heavy foxing on the reverse, but closer to EX in its overall frontal appearance. An attractive low-to-mid-grade example from this unusual and extremely scarce nineteenth-century issue. Reserve $200. Estimate (open).