1888 N28 Allen & Ginter "World's Champions" near-complete set of seven out of ten baseball players, including four Hall of Famers (Clarkson, Keefe, Kelly, and Ward), all graded and encapsulated by SGC (submitted by REA). These cards are part of an exciting, fresh-to-the-hobby collection consigned to this auction by the family of a Midwestern collector who built his impressive collection over a period of many decades, beginning as a young boy in the 1930s. The lot consists of the following: R. L. Caruthers (POOR 1), John Clarkson (POOR 1), Jack Glasscock (Authentic), Tim Keefe (FAIR 1.5), Mike Kelly (Authentic), Joseph Mulvey (GOOD 2), and John Ward (FAIR 1.5). Allen & Ginters are universally recognized as one of the most classic of all pre-1900 issues. Despite the modestly assigned grades, this is a very presentable near-complete set of this extremely popular 19th-century issue. Total: 7 cards. Reserve $500. Estimate $1,000+.