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1888 N28 Allen & Ginter PSA-Graded Complete Set of Non-Baseball Players (36/40)
Starting Bid - $500, Sold For - $4,800
Collection of thirty-six different (plus one duplicate) of the fifty cards comprising the N28 Allen & Ginter "World's Champions" set. N28 Allen & Ginter "World's Champions" are considered by many to be among the most beautiful of all nineteenth-century tobacco-card issues. The set features champions and stars of the day from a wide variety of sports. This collection represents a near-complete set of the forty non-baseball players in the N28 Allen & Ginter set, missing only Bauer, Frey, Gaudaur, and McMahon for completion. Overall, as can be seen by the grades that follow, the cards in this collection are in high grade, and even the few lower-graded cards are still very pleasing. All cards are graded and encapsulated by PSA. PSA Grading Composite: Five NM 7: Hamm, Hanlan, Muldoon, Teemer, and Vignaux. Four EX-MT 6: Bogardus, Dion, McKay, and Trickett. Twenty-one EX 5: Acton, Beach, Bibby (MK), Bubear, Carney, Carroll, Carver, Daly, Hosmer (MK), Kilrain, Lannon, Malone, McLaughlin, Mitchell, Ross, Schaefer, Sexton, Slosson, Smith, Sorakichi, and Weir. One VG-EX 4: Oakley. One VG 3: Adams. Two GOOD 2: Bubear and Cody. Three FAIR 1.5: Dempsey, McAuliffe, and Sullivan. This is a magnificent collection of one of card collecting's most classic issues. The baseball players are often actually easier to find in this issue than the non-baseball players, precisely because they are so much more expensive. Here, much of the work of assembling the set has been done, and all that is needed are fourteen cards, including the ten baseball players, for completion. These thirty-six cards (plus one duplicate) represent an ideal foundation for the building of an N28 Allen & Ginter set. Total: 37 cards. SOLD FOR $4,800
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