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Lot # 138 (138 of 1911)   « Previous Lot | Next Lot »

1878 H804-6 Forbes Co. Comic Baseball Trade Card Complete Set (6)

Starting Bid - $200, Sold For - $300

Extremely attractive complete set of H804-6 trade cards issued by the Forbes Company of Boston. This set of six cards issued in 1878 is colorfully illustrated with drawings of various baseball scenes and a one or two word identifier at top. The set is of special significance as it is among the earliest of all baseball-related card sets. The Forbes Company produced these cards for merchants to use as promotional advertising cards. The set consists of the following: A Fly, Foul, Home Run, Judgment, Muff, and Twist. Each card presents as Excellent to Near Mint from the front. The backs are blank and four show evidence of glue residue or paper loss from mounting at one point in time, which would ultimately cause them to grade modestly. This is a gorgeous complete set of these early baseball trade cards. Total: 6 cards. Reserve $200. Estimate (open). SOLD FOR $300

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