Lot # 76: 1888 N154 Duke Presidential Base Ball Club Allen Thurman Batting

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Rare 1888 Presidential Base Ball Club card of Allen Thurman. 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, Allen Thurman is pictured in a batting pose. Graded POOR 10 by SGC, with paper loss on the reverse, but closer to Vg-Ex in its overall frontal appearance. An attractive low-to-mid-grade example from this unusual and extremely scarce nineteenth-century issue. Reserve $100. Estimate (open).

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