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1884 Lawson's Base Ball Game Playing Card Set - All GAI Graded

Starting Bid - $300.00 , Sold For - $822.50

Issued in 1884 by the Lawson Card Company of Boston, Massachusetts, the Lawson's playing card-set features thirty-six cards with extremely striking baseball-related designs. The backs feature a very attractive baseball scene in blue and white. Offered is a complete 36-card standard edition Lawson's set in Near Mint or better condition, entirely graded by GAI. Two cards are graded Gem Mint 9.5, three are Mint 9, four are NM-MT+ 8.5, fourteen NM-MT 8, six are NM+ 7.5, five are NM 7, one is EX-MT+ 6.5, and one is EX-MT 6. The set is accompanied by the original 20-page instruction booklet (VG 3) explaining the rules of the game, which features a black-and-white woodcut of a batter on the cover. Also included are the original box (GAI G-VG 2.5) and the "Value of Cards" card (GAI G-VG 2.5). All the cards are bright, crisp, and clean, having been beautifully preserved in their original box over the years. Total 39 items (complete set of 36 cards, one rules booklet, original box, and "value of cards" card). Reserve $300. Estimate $500+. SOLD FOR $822.50


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