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1880s Baseball-Themed Trade-Card Collection (8)
Starting Bid - $200, Sold For - $360
Presented is a very attractive collection of eight different nineteenth-century baseball-themed trade cards, each graded and encapsulated by SGC. These cards were designed to allow merchants to overprint their own ads on the front or blank backs, for use as an advertising vehicle. This collection consists of the following: 1) 1887 H804 Tobin Lithographs “Oh What A Snap!” (Authentic). 2-3) 1887 H804-3 Buffords “Chance for a Kick” (Atlantic & Pacific Tea Co. reverse, Authentic) and “The Umpires lot not a happy one” (A. W. Turner reverse, FAIR 20). 4-5) 1880s H804-4 Capadura Cigars “Behind The Bat” (FAIR 20) and “Two Men out and three Men on Bases!” (POOR 10). 6) 1880s H804-7c Merchant’s Gargling Oil “Bravo! The Pet of the Nine.” (Gies & Co. Litho., Abel Bliss reverse, GOOD+ 35). 7) c.1880s Forbes Co. “Short Stop” (GOOD 30). 8) c.1880s The Star Clothing House “An Accurate Barometer – Prospect of a good afternoon for Base Ball” (POOR 10). Most of these trade cards have been very harshly graded due to modest back damage (which comes with the territory with nineteenth-century trade cards) and have a much stronger appearance than the SGC-assigned grades. An outstanding sampling of trade cards from several popular nineteenth-century trade-card issues. Total: 8 cards. Reserve $200. Estimate (open). SOLD FOR $360
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