Lot # 58: Pair of 1889 A35 Goodwin Round Album Advertising Poster Cutouts Featuring Ward, O'Rourke, and Connor

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In 1889, Goodwin issued what is one of the "dream pieces" of baseball collecting, a giant advertising poster for Old Judge and Dogs Head brand cigarettes featuring four images taken from the interior pages of Goodwin's "Baseball Round Album." Offered is a pair of player cutouts that were long ago cut from an original poster. The players featured on these cutouts are nineteenth-century stars and Hall of Famers John Ward, Jim O'Rourke, Roger Connor, Danny Richardson, and George Gore. Each is cut to approximate dimensions of 8-1/8 inches in diameter and displays as Poor with numerous condition flaws including creasing, paper loss, staining, pinholes, and toning on the blank reverse. In addition to being the most spectacular of all nineteenth-century advertising posters (in our opinion), the Round Album poster is also perhaps the rarest. An outstanding pair of these rarely-seen nineteenth-century poster cutouts. Total: 2 Round Album poster cutouts. Reserve $100.

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