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Nineteenth-Century to 1910-era Baseball and Nonsport Tobacco-Card Collection (349)
Starting Bid - $300.00, Sold For - $1,896.00
Substantial and eclectic collection of 349 cards from forty-nine different classic sport and nonsport tobacco issues, dating from circa 1888 to the 1910 era. Almost all are nonsport but a total of thirty-eight baseball players are included (among them two 1888 N28 Allen & Ginter, two 1889 N29 Allen & Ginter, thirty T206, three T205, and one E97). The condition of the collection ranges from Poor to Good with some slightly better. There are seventy Allen & Ginters, 207 Dukes, thirty-eight cards from various other tobacco brands, thirty T206s, three T205s, and one E97. Organized by tobacco company, the collection is comprised of the following: Allen & Ginter: 1) N2 American Indian Chiefs (14 cards). 2) N3 Arms of All Nations (2 cards). 3) N4 Birds of America (5 cards). 4) N5 Birds of the Tropics (1 card). 5) N7 Fans of the Period (2 cards). 6) N8 Fish from American Waters (2 cards). 7) N9 Flags of All Nations (5 cards). 8) N10 Flags of All Nations 2nd Series (1 card). 9) N12 Fruits (3 cards). 10) N18 Parasol Drill (3 cards). 11) N20 Prize and Game Chickens (5 cards). 12) N21 Quadrupeds (3 cards). 13) N23 Song Birds of the World (1 card). 14) N24 Types of All Nations (1 card). 15) N25 Wild Animals of the World (2 cards). 16) N28 The World’s Champions 1st Series (11 cards with Clarkson, Bennett & Buffalo Bill). 17) N29 The World’s Champions 2nd Series (6 cards with Morrell & Getzin). 18) N30 The World’s Decorations (1 card). 19) N32 The World’s Racers (2 cards). Duke: 20) N70 Actors and Actresses 1st Series (1 card). 21) N71 Actors and Actresses 2nd Series (6 cards). 22) N72 Coins of All Nations (43 cards with 26 different of 50 in the set). 23) N74 Fishers and Fish (22 cards with 20 different of 50 in the set). 24) N75 Floral Beauties and Language of Flowers (1 card). 25) N76 Great Americans (3 cards). 26) N77 Gymnastic Exercises (2 cards). 27) N78 Histories of Generals (6 cards). 28) N79 Histories of Poor Boys (2 cards). 29) N80 Holidays (18 cards). 30) N81 Jokes (1 card). 31) N83 Ocean and River Steamers (2 cards). 32) N86 Scenes of Perilous Occupations (27 cards with 24 different of 50 in the set). 33) N87 Shadows (36 cards with 32 different of 50 in the set). 34) N88 The Terrors of America (22 cards with 20 different of 50 in the set). 35) N90 Vehicles of the World (4 cards). 36) N126 Rulers, Flags and Coat of Arms of All Nations (6 cards). 37) N133 State and Territorial Governors and Coats of Arms (5 cards). Various Other Brands: 38) Goodwin: N162 Champions (1 card). 39) Kimball: N186 Dancing Women (1 card). 40) Kimball: N187 Fancy Bathers (1 card). 41) Sweet Caporal: N210 Actresses (2 cards). 42) Kinney: N224 Military Series (3 cards). 43) Assorted: T42 Bird Series (3 cards). 44) Recruit Little Cigars: T59 Flags of All Nations (22 cards). 45) Dockman: E5 Novelty Specialties (1 card). 46) Anonymous: 19th Century Actresses (4 cards). 47-49) 1910-era baseball: thirty T206s with twenty-one Piedmont, including Jimmy Collins (HOF), Miller Huggins (HOF, portrait) and Molesworth (Southern Leaguer), five Old Mill including Breitenstein (Southern Leaguer) and Manion (Southern Leaguer), two Sweet Caporal, and two unknown. There also are three T205s, including Bender and Bresnahan (mouth closed), and one E97. This is a substantial and fascinating collection of tobacco cards representing a remarkable forty-nine different classic nineteenth- and early twentieth-century sets. Total: 349 cards. Reserve $300. Estimate $500+. SOLD FOR $1,896.00
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