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1886 N48 and N508 Allen & Ginter Women's Baseball Tobacco Card Collection (8)

Starting Bid - $400.00, Sold For - $1,527.50

Collection of eight circa 1886 tobacco cards featuring women ballplayers in uniform. Five of the cards feature an advertisement for "Virginia Brights Cigarettes," two "Dixie Cigarettes," and one N508 "Sub Rosa Cigarettes," all three very early Allen & Ginter cigarette brands. Four of the cards have been graded by SGC: #3 Fielding/Virginia Brights (EX/NM 80, Allen & Ginter ad back), #6 Batter & Catcher/Virginia Brights (EX 60, Allen & Ginter ad back), 6 Batter & Catcher/Dixie Cigs (GOOD 30, blank back), #7 Catcher/Virginia Brights (EX 60, Allen & Ginter ad back). The following four cards are ungraded: 1st Base/Virginia Brights (Gd, blank back), 3rd Base/Virginia Brights (Fr-Gd, Allen & Ginter ad back), 3 Out at First/Sub Rosa (Gd, blank back), and 7 Catcher/Dixie Cigs (Gd, blank back). This is a fascinating collection of rare tobacco cards featuring women playing the game of baseball during the nineteenth century. These cards are somewhat modest in value compared to cards of Major Leaguers from this era, but are actually considerably rarer than most other pre-1900 baseball-related cards. Total 8 cards. Reserve $400. Estimate $800+. SOLD FOR $1,527.50

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