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1886 N48 Allen & Ginter Women's Baseball Tobacco-Card Collection (10)
Starting Bid - $400, Sold For - $3,300
Collection of ten circa 1886 tobacco cards featuring women ballplayers in uniform. Eight of the cards feature an advertisement for "Virginia Brights Cigarettes" and two feature an advertisement for "Dixie Cigarettes," both very early Allen & Ginter cigarette brands. The backs are blank except for two cards (noted below). All ten cards have been graded by SGC. This collection consists of the following: #1 Catcher/Dixie Cigarettes (EX/NM 80), 3 First Base/Virginia Brights (EX/NM 80), 4 Second Base/Virginia Brights (POOR 10), 4 Female Player/Virginia Brights (EX+ 70, Allen & Ginter ad back), two 5 Third Base/Virginia Brights (EX/NM 80 and VG 40), 5 Female Player/Dixie Cigarettes (Authentic), 6 Batter & Catcher/Virginia Brights (VG/EX 50), Center Field/Virginia Brights (FAIR 20), and Female Player/Virginia Brights (NM+ 86). 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: 10 cards. Reserve $400. Estimate $800+. SOLD FOR $3,300
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