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1888 N154 Duke Presidential Base Ball Club Cards (5)
Starting Bid - $200.00, Sold For - $3,190.00
Collection of five different cards from this rare nineteenth-century baseball related non-sport tobacco card set. Catalogued N154 and issued by Duke & Sons, the Presidential B.B. Club set is similar in dimensions (4.25 x 2.25 inches), design, and rarity to Kalamazoo Bats, but instead of ballplayers, they feature large ("Heads-Up" style) photographic portraits of the presidential candidates of 1888, Benjamin Harrison and Grover Cleveland, comically superimposed on baseball player bodies, posed in various baseball scenes with very elaborate studio stadium backdrops. Three cards are in Excellent condition, two cards are in Very Good condition. Total 5 cards. Reserve $200. Estimate $400/$800. SOLD FOR $3,190.00
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