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1888-1889 N28 and N29 Allen & Ginter Tobacco Card Collection (70)
Starting Bid - $200.00, Sold For - $3,818.75
Collection of seventy 1888-1889 Allen & Ginter tobacco cards, including four baseball players, comprised of thirty-seven 1888 N28 Allen & Ginter "World's Champions," twenty-six 1889 N29 Allen & Ginter "World's Champions Second Series," and seven 1888 N2 Indian Chiefs. The condition ranges in grade from Fair to Vg-Ex condition. A few cards (including all four baseball players in this lot) are noted as trimmed in the collection; these are very nice looking cards that at a glance would appear to be problem-free and that most collectors would be happy to own, but will not receive numerical grades from PSA or SGC. 1) 1888 N28 Allen & Ginter (37 cards): Acton (wrestler), Adams (billiards), Bauer (wrestler), Beach (oarsmen), Bibby (wrestler, graded PSA VG-EX 4, looks Nr/Mt), Bogardus (rifle shooter), Bubear (oarsmen), Carney (pugilists), Carroll (pugilists), Carver (rifle shooter), Cody (rifle shooter, the back is skinned, otherwise Vg), Daly (billiards), Dion (billiards), Frey (pool), Gaudaur (oarsmen), Glasscock (baseball, very slight trim, Ex appearance), Hamm (oarsmen), Hanlan (oarsmen), Hosmer (oarsmen), Kilrain (pugilists), Lannon (pugilists), Malone (pool), McAuliffe (pugilists), McKay (oarsmen), McMahon (pugilists), Mitchell (pugilists), Mulvey (baseball, very slight trim, Ex appearance), Oakley (rifle shooter, possible slight trim), Ross (oarsmen), Schaefer (billiards), Sexton (billiards), Slosson (billiards), Sorakichi (wrestler), Teemer (oarsmen), Trickett (oarsmen), Vignaux (billiards), Weir (pugilists). 2) 1889 N29 Allen & Ginter (26 cards): Albert (pedestrian), Barry (hammer thrower), Bauer (wrestler), Bibby (wrestler, PSA VG-EX 4), Boyton (swimmers), Crist (cyclist), Crocker (cyclist), Daly (all-around athlete), Dwight (tennis), East (oarsmen), Ford (all-around athlete), Harradon (cyclist), Havlin (pugilist), Hill (club swinger), Kerrigan (pugilist), La Blanche (pugilist), McCormack (skater), Miller (baseball, very slight trim, Ex appearance, great-looking card), Morrell (baseball, very slight trim, Nr/Mt appearance, great-looking card), Myers (runner), O’Connor (oarsmen), Paulsen (skater), Queckberner (weight lifter), Sears (tennis), Temple (cyclist), Wood (cyclist). 3) 1888 N2 Allen & Ginter Indian Chiefs (7 cards): Big Chief, Big Elk, British, King of the Crows, Mad Bear, White Swan, Young Black Dog. This is a very attractive low- to mid-grade collection of tobacco cards from three of the nineteenth century's most popular and classic sets. Total 70 cards. Reserve $200. Estimate $400/$800. SOLD FOR $3,818.75
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