Lot # 72: 1888 N154 Duke Presidential Base Ball Club Benjamin Harrison Hands on Knees SGC EX 60 - Highest Graded!

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Graded EX 60 by SGC. One of only two examples graded at this level by SGC with none higher! 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 fielding pose with his hands on his knees. The card displays outstanding photo quality, light corner wear, and centering slightly to the right. The blank reverse is clean with two light surface creases present on the left and right edges. This is a stunning example from this unusual and extremely scarce nineteenth-century issue.  Reserve $300. Estimate (open).

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