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    1887 N28 Allen & Ginter Cap Anson SGC 88 NM/MT 8 - None Higher! The first great star of our National Pastime, Anson debuted at age nineteen with the 1871 Rockford Forest City squad of the National Association, laboring twenty-seven years in a Major League uniform prior to his 1897 retirement. He is not just any member of the 3,000 Hits club, he was the founding member of the selective fraternity that set the standard for future excellence. His handlebar mustache and steely look of determination helps captivate the viewer as one gazes upon this quintessential Victorian era issue. Apparently forgetting it is over 125 years old, the frosty white field surrounds Caps' boldly printed thigh-high portrait is blemish-free, inks remain fresh and saturated. Remarkably sharp corners and an overall absence of noteworthy wear wholly justifies the SGC 88 NM/MT 8 assessment. This one of a trio of examples to grade NM/MT by SGC and not a single SGC example has been assessed higher. A marvelous example of the most desirable and valuable subject from the most desirable of tobacco card insert promotions. A supremely important relic, this card is certain to reign as the crown jewel of even the finest early baseball card collections.


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