1887 N184 W. S. Kimball Champions partial set set of twenty-six different cards (of the fifty in the set), including all four baseball players. Eight cards have been graded and encapsulated by SGC (submitted by REA). The collection consists of the following:
Beardsley (VG/EX 50), Blatt (pencil mark on reverse, otherwise Vg-Ex), Blondin (EX 60), Boynton (Vg-Ex), Burch (baseball, GOOD+ 35), Casey (upside down miscut back, otherwise Gd+), Darling (baseball, GOOD+ 35), Ferrell (100/0 L/R, otherwise Vg-Ex), Hanlan (EX 60), Heins (Vg), Henderson (baseball, VG/EX+ 55), Humphrey (Gd), Jordan (pencil mark on back, otherwise Vg-Ex+), Kane (Vg), McPherson (5/95 L/R, otherwise Ex), Morsler (Gd+), Muldoon (0/100 L/R, otherwise Vg-Ex), Muller (Vg+), O'Neil (baseball, VG/EX 50), Perry (Vg-Ex), Smith (Fr-Gd), Stewart (EX 60), Wallace (Vg), Wessels (100/0 L/R, otherwise Ex), Whistler (pencil marked back, otherwise Vg), and Wood (Vg). Kimballs are considered by many to be one of the most beautiful of all of the nineteenth-century tobacco issues. The set features champions and stars of the day from a wide variety of sports. Although the baseball players featured in the set are not Hall of Famers, each was a very popular star. Although in mixed grade, this is still a very pleasing and rarely offered partial set of of N184 Kimball "Champions," one of the most highly regarded and classic of all nineteenth-century tobacco issues. Total: 26 cards. Reserve $500. Estimate $1,000+.
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