Lot # 74: 1888 N154 Duke Presidential Base Ball Club Benjamin Harrison Pitching

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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 preparing to throw with his hands behind his right hip. Outstanding photo contrast with a small stain on the lower right border and even corner wear. Encapsulated as "Authentic" by SGC due to heavy glue residue on the reverse. Reserve $100. Estimate (open).

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