Lot # 104: 1888 N28 Allen & Ginter Complete Set (50) Including Ten PSA-Graded Cards

Starting Bid: $1,000.00

Bids: 45 (Bid History)

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Item was in Auction "REA Spring 2020",
which ran from 4/3/2020 3:00 PM to
4/19/2020 6:00 PM



Presented is a complete set of fifty N28 Allen & Ginter "World's Champions" cards, including ten baseball players, among them Hall of Famers Cap Anson, John Clarkson, Charles Comiskey, Tim Keefe, Mike Kelly, and John Ward. N28 Allen & Ginter "World's Champions" are considered by many to be the most beautiful of all nineteenth-century tobacco-card issues. The set features champions and stars of the day from a wide variety of sports. Each of the ten baseball cards have clean backs with most presenting far better than their technically accurate assigned grade. The ten baseball cards have been graded and encapsulated by PSA. The complete condition breakdown is as follows (the subjects are listed by sport): Baseball Players: Anson (GOOD 2), Bennett (GOOD 2), Caruthers (VG-EX 4), Clarkson (GOOD 2), Comiskey (VG-EX 4), Glasscock (VG-EX 4), Keefe (VG 3 [MK]), Kelly (GOOD 2), Mulvey (VG-EX 4), and Ward (GOOD 2 [MK]). Pugilists: Carney (Ex+), Carroll (Vg), Dempsey (Gd+), Kilrain (Pr, with paper loss on front), Lannon (Vg+), McAuliffe (Vg+), Mitchell (Vg), Smith (Pr), Sullivan (Pr due to paper loss from removal of cigarette advertising on front), and Weir (Ex). Wrestlers: Acton (Ex), Bauer (Vg), Bibby (tiny pencil marks, otherwise Vg), McLaughlin (Vg+), McMahon (Nr/Mt), Muldoon (Vg), and Sorakichi (Vg). Oarsmen: Beach (Ex+), Bubear (Vg), Gaudaur (Ex-Mt), Hamm (Vg-Ex), Hanlan (Ex-Mt), Hosmer (Ex), McKay (Ex-Mt), Ross (Vg), Teemer (Ex), and Trickett (Ex). Rifle Shooters: Bogardus (Pr due to paper loss from removal of cigarette advertising on front), Carver (Ex), Cody (Vg), and Oakley (Vg/Vg-Ex). Billiard and Pool Players: Adams (Vg), Daly (Vg), Dion (Vg-Ex), Frey (Fr), Malone (Gd), Schaefer (Vg), Sexton (Pr due to paper loss from removal of cigarette advertising on front), Slosson (Vg-Ex), and Vignaux (Vg). This is a very attractive mid-grade complete set of one of card collecting's most classic issues. The total SMR value for just eight of the PSA-graded N28 baseball players (excluding the two qualified cards) is $2,690. Total: 50 cards. Reserve $1,000. Estimate $2,000/$3,000+.

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