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1888 N28 Allen & Ginter Complete Set of Non-Baseball Players PSA Graded (40/50)

Starting Bid - $1,000.00, Sold For - $5,581.25

Collection of forty different of the fifty cards comprising the N28 Allen & Ginter "World's Champions" set, entirely graded and encapsulated by PSA (unless otherwise noted). N28 Allen & Ginter "World's Champions" is considered by many to be among the most beautiful of all nineteenth-century tobacco-card issues. The set features champions and stars of the day from a wide variety of sports. This collection represents a complete set of all forty non-baseball players in the N28 Allen & Ginter set. Twenty-five cards range from Excellent to Near Mint condition and fifteen range from Good to Vg-Ex. The PSA condition report is as follows: Three NM 7: McAuliffe (pugilist), Muldoon (wrestler), Smith (pugilist). Ten EX-MT 6: Bauer (wrestler), Bogardus (rifle shooter), Daly (billiards), Dempsey (pugilist), Frey (pool), Lannon (pugilist), McLaughlin (wrestler), Slosson (billiards), Sorakichi (wrestler, SGC EX/NM 80), Vignaux (billiards). Twelve EX 5: Adams (billiards), Bibby (wrestler, SGC EX+ 70), Carney (pugilist, SGC EX 60), Carver (rifle shooter, [MK]), Dion (billiards), Gaudaur (oarsmen), Hamm (oarsmen), Hosmer (oarsmen), Kilrain (pugilist, SGC EX 60), Schaefer (billiards), Sexton (billiards), Trickett (oarsmen). Five VG-EX 4: Acton (wrestler), Beach (oarsmen), Bubear (oarsmen), Hanlan (oarsmen, GAI VG-EX 4), Mitchell (pugilist). Two VG 3: Carroll (pugilist) and Oakley (rifle shooter). Seven GOOD 2: Buffalo Bill Cody (rifle shooter), Malone (pool), McKay (oarsmen), McMahon (wrestler), Ross (oarsmen), Teemer (oarsmen), Weir (pugilist). Encapsulated "Authentic": John L. Sullivan (pugilist, evidence of slight trim, otherwise the card displays as Vg-Ex). This is a magnificent collection of one of card collecting's most classic issues. The baseball players are often actually easier to find in this issue than the non-baseball players, precisely because they are so much more expensive. Here the work has been done, and all that are needed are the ten baseball players for completion. These forty cards represent an ideal foundation for the building of a magnificent high-grade entirely graded N28 Allen & Ginter set. This is an exceptionally sharp-looking group. Total 40 cards. Reserve $1,000. Estimate $2,000/$3,000. SOLD FOR $5,581.25


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