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1888 N88 Duke "Terrors of America" Complete Set (50)
Starting Bid - $300.00, Sold For - $1,645.00
Complete set of fifty 1888 N88 Duke "Terrors of America" cards. This is an extremely attractive set of these rare and very colorful tobacco cards, bright and clean, with a uniform overall Excellent appearance. Technically the condition ranges from Vg-Ex to Ex-Mt (averaging Vg-Ex/Ex), with the exception of a couple of cards which are very slightly lesser. Issued with Duke's Cigarettes, the set features colorful illustrations of American youngsters playing various outdoor games and sports including baseball, each with a humorous caption. The back of each card provides a checklist of the set. This is an extremely attractive set, with magnificent artwork, popular subject matter, outstanding eye-appeal, and a particularly strong Americana feel. Duke's "Terrors of America" are rarely offered as a complete set, and are highly prized by nineteenth-century sport and nonsport tobacco-card collectors. Total 50 cards. Reserve $300. Estimate $500/$1,000. SOLD FOR $1,645.00
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