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1888 E223 G & B Gum Daily
Starting Bid - $300.00, Sold For - $4,887.50
Their small size (1 x 2.25 inches) and the fact that G & B's were issued with gum as opposed to tobacco make this set one of the most distinctive of all pre-1900 baseball card issues. G & Bs are also one of the scarcest of all nineteenth-century issues. Offered is a sample from this unusual set of Chicago Nationals catcher Bill Dailey. This is a photographic portrait variety, which is the most desirable type in the eyes of most collectors (G & Bs were also issued featuring woodcut "line drawing" illustrations). The offered sample is a mid-grade example. It appears that some general surface soiling has in part been gently removed with an erasure, and the back has various imperfections including the remnants of some period ink stamps (which is not uncommon to find on cards from this era) and general soiling. A very rare sample in respectable but mid-grade condition from this highly regarded and very elusive set. Good condition. Reserve $300. Estimate $500/$1,000. SOLD FOR $4,887.50
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