1888 N28 Allen & Ginter Complete SGC-Graded Set of Baseball Players (10)

Sold For: $5,400

Auction Year: 2016 fall

Lot: 62

Item Year: 1888

Category: Pre-1900 Baseball Cards (1830-1899)

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1888 N28 Allen & Ginter "World's Champions" complete set of baseball players, consisting of ten players, including six Hall of Famers (Anson, Clarkson, Comiskey, Keefe, Kelly, and Ward). All of the cards are graded and encapsulated by SGC (all submitted by REA). SGC Condition Report: Adrian C. Anson (VG/EX+ 55), Chas. Bennett (Authentic, due to measuring small, otherwise Gd), R. L. Caruthers (GOOD 30), John Clarkson (EX 60), Charles Comiskey (VG+ 45), Jack Glasscock (FAIR 20), Tim Keefe (FAIR 20), Mike Kelly (FAIR 20), Joseph Mulvey (GOOD 30), and John Ward (VG/EX 50). Allen & Ginters are widely recognized as one of the most classic of all pre-1900 issues. This is a very attractive complete set of baseball players from this extremely popular nineteenth-century issue, with many cards having an overall appearance superior to their technically accurate assigned grades. The equivalent SMR value in the assigned grades for nine of the ten cards (excluding the one Authentic) is $4,330. Total: 10 cards. Reserve $1,500. Estimate $3,000+.

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