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1888 A16 Allen Ginter World's Champions Album
Starting Bid - $300, Sold For - $4,113
1888 First Series Allen & Ginter World's Champions premium album features all fifty cards from the N28 Allen & Ginter set, including ten baseball players (Anson, Kelly, Clarkson, Comiskey, Keefe, Ward, etc.), and nine boxers (Sullivan). The tobacco companies spared no expense in producing these gorgeous full-color lithographic premium albums, which were available only by mail in exchange for coupons packed with tobacco products (in this case Allen & Ginter). This 14-page album (including covers) is in very high grade for any 1880s tobacco-premium album. The string binding is complete, original, and intact. The covers and interior pages are bright and fresh. The front cover has a light crease in the upper left, a tiny corner chip in the lower right, and some very minor corner wear. The back cover has a crease in the upper left. The interior pages are Near Mint. It is unlikely that the interior pages have ever seen the light of day outside of our glancing at them for the purpose of grading. Strong condition for this classic, extremely popular, and colorful premium album which represents such an outstanding value among nineteenth-century tobacco issues. Overall Vg-Ex condition. Reserve $300. Estimate $500/$1,000. SOLD FOR $4,113
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