1887 Allen & Ginter A16 World’s Champions Complete Album 
Lot Number 348
 
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Presented is a beautiful 1887 Allen & Ginter A16 album featuring the fifty-card World’s Champions of the N28 card issue. Most notable in this 8x6 relic are the baseball players that are spread out on three pages and the cover, which shows John Ward and boxer Jack Dempsey with various sports gear on a pool table. The first page features three of the biggest names in the set: Timothy Keefe, Cap Anson, Mike Kelly and Charles Bennett. The second page has Jack Glasscock, Charles Comiskey, Joseph Mulvey and billiard player J. Schaefer. The third page has the last of the represented baseballers, John Clarkson and R.L. Caruthers, along with a pair of oarsmen. There are twelve pages with four cards each plus the two champions on the cover as well as the decorative back cover. The renditions look the same as the real N28 cards except the words ”Allen & Ginter” are absent from the front, and the backs of the album pages are blank. The front and back covers of the album are in EX condition with the dozen interior pages remaining in sparkling EX-MT to NM condition. Besides the popular baseball players, the album includes notable pool and billiard players, pugilists and riflemen with Annie Oakley and Buffalo Bill Cody. 
 
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