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1888 N28 Allen & Ginter Near-Complete Set (32 of 50 cards)
Starting Bid - $1,000.00, Sold For - $9,860.00
Collection of thirty-two different of the fifty cards comprising the N28 Allen & Ginter "World's Champions" set, including seven of the ten baseball players, among them Hall of Famers Cap Anson, John Clarkson, Charles Comiskey, and Tim Keefe. N28 Allen & Ginter "World's Champions" is considered by many to be the most beautiful of all nineteenth-century tobacco card issues. The set features champions and stars of the day from a wide variety of sports. This collection is highlighted by a high-grade example of key card Cap Anson (PSA EX-MT 6). All thirty-two cards have been graded and encapsulated by PSA, SGC, or GAI. Twenty-seven cards range from Excellent to Near Mint condition. The remaining five cards are in lesser grades (ranging from Pr-Fr to Vg-Ex condition). Comprised of the following: Acton (wrestler, GAI NM 7), Adrian Anson (baseball, PSA EX-MT 6, this is a beautiful card, but we grade this particular example slightly more conservatively at Ex), Bauer (wrestler, PSA EX-MT 6), Bibby (wrestler, PSA EX 5), Bubear (oarsman, SGC EX/NM 80), Carney (pugilist, GAI NM 7), Carroll (pugilist, GAI EX-MT+ 6.5), Caruthers (baseball, SGC EX/NM 80), Carver (rifle shooter, PSA EX 5), John Clarkson (baseball, PSA VG 3 [MK], qualifier due to tiny checks in ink on checklist on reverse), Buffalo Bill Cody (rifle shooter, SGC EX 60), Charles Comiskey (baseball, SGC EX+ 70), Dempsey (pugilist, PSA EX 5), Gaudaur (oarsman, SGC EX/NM 80), Glasscock (baseball, SGC EX 60), Tim Keefe (baseball, SGC VG 40), Kilrain (pugilist, GAI EX-MT 6), Lannon (pugilist, GAI EX+ 5.5), McAuliffe (pugilist, GAI NM 7), McLaughlin (wrestler, SGC VG/EX 50), McMahon (wrestler, PSA EX 5), Mitchell (pugilist, GAI EX-MT+ 6.5), Muldoon (wrestler, SGC EX/NM 80), Mulvey (baseball, PSA PR-FR 1, nice looking card, appropriately downgraded due to surface chipping in white background which is not particularly distracting, Vg appearance), Oakley (rifle shooter, PSA EX 5 [MK], qualifier due to a couple of small numbers in pencil on reverse), Ross (oarsman, SGC VG/EX 50), Slosson (billiards, PSA EX 5), Smith (pugilist, GAI NM+ 7.5), Sorakichi (wrestler, GAI NM 7), John L. Sullivan (pugilist, PSA EX 5), Teemer (oarsman, PSA EX-MT 6), and Weir (pugilist, GAI NM 7). This is a magnificent collection of one of card collecting's most classic issues. These thirty-two cards represent an ideal foundation for the building of an extremely high-grade entirely graded N28 Allen & Ginter set. This is an exceptionally sharp-looking group. Total 32 cards. Reserve $1,000. Estimate $2,000/$4,000+. SOLD FOR $9,860.00
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