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1888 N135 Duke Talk of the Diamond Complete Set (25)
Starting Bid - $200.00, Sold For - $4,930.00
Complete set of twenty-five 1888 N135 Duke "Talk of the Diamond" cards. Condition ranges from Vg to Ex (includes a few slightly lesser, but still Good or better, all very attractive cards). This exceptionally colorful set was issued with Duke's Honest Long Cut tobacco brand which was called "Talk of the Diamond." Each card features a baseball-related caption with a comic scene to the right, and a baseball player illustration to the left. This set is very related to N284 Buchner. Fourteen of the twenty-five player poses on these cards are actually identical to those found in the N284 Buchner set. The baseball players pictured are not identified. This very scarce issue is rarely offered as a complete set, and is highly prized by both nineteenth-century baseball and non-sport tobacco card collectors. Total 25 cards. Reserve $200. Estimate $400/$800. SOLD FOR $4,930.00
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