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1889 A17 Allen & Ginter World's Champions Album
Starting Bid - $500.00, Sold For - $1,740.00
Second Series 1889 Allen & Ginter premium album features all 50 cards from the N29 Allen & Ginter set including eight boxers and, most important, all six baseball players (Ewing, Fogarty, Getzien, Miller, Morrill, and Ryan). The tobacco companies spared no expense in producing these gorgeous full-color lithographic premium albums which were available by mail in exchange for coupons that were packed with tobacco products (in this case Allen & Ginter). This 14-page album (including covers) is extremely high grade for a Second Series Allen & Ginter Champions album. The string binding is complete, original and intact. The front cover has a tiny tear under the string at one binding hole, some light wear to the corners, and a tiny crease to the corner of the reverse, all of which are mentioned strictly for the sake of accuracy. This is an extremely strong, world-class example of this early classic, with interior pages (as well as the covers) bright, crisp, and perfectly clean. The interior pages have literally never seen the light of day. The album is perfectly flat. Rarely found this sharp. Interior pages conservatively grade Near Mint. The cover is in Excellent condition. Reserve $500. Estimate $1,000/$1,500. SOLD FOR $1,740.00
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