Lot # 103: 1888 A16 Allen & Ginter World's Champions Album

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The beautifully designed 1888 First Series Allen & Ginter "World's Champions" premium album features all fifty cards from the N28 Allen & Ginter set, including ten baseball players (Anson, Kelly, Clarkson, Comiskey, Keefe, Ward, Glasscock, Bennett, Caruthers, Mulvey) and nine boxers (including Sullivan). The tobacco companies spared no expense in producing these gorgeous full-color lithographic premium albums, which were available only by mail in exchange for coupons packed with tobacco products (in this case Allen & Ginter). The album (6 x 8 inches) displays moderate wear. The front and back covers, as well as a few inside pages, have some tearing at the binding holes (very common). The back cover displays a few light stains and a small tear that has been repaired with clear tape on the exterior. The interior pages are all bright and clean. The string binding is complete, original and intact. In Very Good condition overall. A mid-grade example of this classic, extremely popular, and colorful premium which presents the complete N28 set in album form and represents such an outstanding value among nineteenth-century tobacco issues. Reserve $200. Estimate (open).

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