Lot # 26: 1887 H891 Tobin Litho Trade Card SGC-Graded Complete Set (10)

Starting Bid: $1,500.00

Bids: 19 (Bid History)

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Item was in Auction "REA Summer 2019",
which ran from 7/26/2019 12:15 PM to
8/18/2019 6:00 PM

Tobin Lithographers of New York issued this colorful set of ten baseball trade cards in 1887. Offered is a complete set of this unusual nineteenth-century baseball issue, entirely graded and encapsulated by SGC. This is a beautiful set! The set consists of the following cards: Andrews (VG/EX 4), Cap Anson (VG 3), Dan Brouthers (EX 5), Ferguson (EX 5), Glasscock (VG/EX 4), Hines (VG/EX 4), Tim Keefe (VG 3), Mike Kelly (VG/EX 4), McCormick (VG 3), and Smiling Mickey Welch (VG 3). Each card features a caricature of a Major League baseball player with an amusing slogan and the player's name below. These cards were designed to allow merchants to overprint their own ads on the front or blank backs, for use as an advertising vehicle. Of the ten cards in this set, four cards (Ferguson, Glasscock, Kelly, and Welch) each have different advertising on their reverses. This is a very impressive looking set of this very rare, distinctive, and attractive nineteenth-century issue. Total: 10 cards. Reserve $1,500. Estimate (open).

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