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Lot # 1443 (of 1560)   < Previous Lot | Next Lot >

1888 N28 Allen & Ginter Complete Set of Non-Baseball Players (40/50)

Starting Bid - $500, Sold For - $1,763

Collection of forty different of the fifty cards comprising the N28 Allen & Ginter "World's Champions" set. N28 Allen & Ginter "World's Champions" is considered by many to be among 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 represents a complete set of all forty non-baseball players in the N28 Allen & Ginter set. The condition varies but includes many highlights, and even the lower-graded cards are very pleasing. We have selected four cards from the set to be graded by SGC. Keys: Boxers: Sullivan (SGC EX 60), Kilrain (SGC EX 60), and Dempsey (Vg-Ex). Rifle Shooters: Cody (SGC VG 40) and Oakley (Vg). Oarsmen: Trickett (SGC NM 84). Twelve of the thirty-four remaining cards range from Vg-Ex to Nr/Mt, averaging Ex, and the balance of twenty-two cards are lesser grades, mostly Vg, and most with clean backs (the lower-grade cards include a few very slightly trimmed and two with reverse paper loss). This is a magnificent collection of one of card collecting's most classic issues. The baseball players are often actually easier to find in this issue than the non-baseball players, precisely because they are so much more expensive. Here the work has been done, and all that are needed are the ten baseball players for completion. These forty cards represent an ideal foundation for the building of an N28 Allen & Ginter set. Even though the technical grades of cards in this collection vary quite a bit, this is a very sharp-looking group. Total 40 cards. Reserve $500. Estimate $1,000/$1,500. SOLD FOR $1,763

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