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1888 A42 Kimball Champions of Sports and Games Album

Starting Bid - $300.00, Sold For - $1,777.50

Premium album issued by W. S. Kimball Company featuring images of all fifty cards from the 1888 N184 Kimball set, including all four baseball players, as well as boxers, and other stars of the sporting world. The beauty of these 1880s tobacco premium albums is that they feature the card images of the entire set - in this case N184 Kimball Champions. In many ways, having the album is very much like having the complete set of cards represented. The album still has its original string binding. The front cover has a slight crease in the upper right corner and has separated from the original string binding (two pieces of clear tape are on the spine reinforcing the cover). The back cover has a few creases (mostly in the upper and lower left corners) and the upper right corner is missing. The interior pages appear to have literally never seen the light of day. Reserve $300. Estimate $500++.
SOLD FOR $1,777.50

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