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1896 N301 Mayo Game Card and Scrapbook Die-Cut Collection (34)

Starting Bid - $500.00, Sold For - $1,610.00

34 assorted nineteenth century generic die-cut baseball cards, from two different series. 1896 N301 Mayo's Die-Cuts: Thirteen assorted (12 different) include: Pitcher NY, 1st Base Bos, 2nd Base Bos. (2), 2nd Base NY, 3rd Base Bos, 3rd Base NY, Short Stop Bos, Catcher Bos, Batman Bos, Runner Bos., Runner NY, Umpire (facing front), and Field Umpire (rear view). The Mayo's are a particularly interesting issue, because they feature advertising on their reverses and are a catalogued tobacco card set. While this issue has been overlooked by most collectors in large part because they do not feature likenesses of actual ballplayers, they are as rare, or rarer, than many which do. Nineteenth Century Die-Cuts: Twenty-one assorted include: Baltimore (2), Boston (2), Brooklyn (2), Chicago (2), Detroit (3), Indianapolis (2), New York (2), Philadelphia (2), Pittsburgh (2), and St. Louis. The uniforms of these colorful scrapbook die-cuts represent many of baseball's major franchise cities of the nineteenth century. Little is known about exactly how these die-cuts were issued, but it is believed they were produced to be glued into scrapbooks, which was a popular pastime of the day. An impressive collection of these rare and very colorful nineteenth century baseball die-cut cards. Condition ranges from Very Good to Excellent. Total 34 cards. Reserve $500. Estimate $1,000/$1,500. SOLD FOR $1,610.00

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