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    1887 N28 Allen & Ginter "The World's Champions" Near Set (40/50). Finally seeing the light of public review is this very nicely preserved 40-card near set of the benchmark N28 Allen & Ginter's "The World's Champions" edition from 1887/88. This set is known for the ten baseball players (six found within) plus 40 other Pugilists, Billiard Players, Pool Players, Oarsmen, Rifle Shooters and Wrestlers. 19th Century printers never considered 20th Century grading so a handful of cards are small (not trimmed) and may not meet arbitrary minimum size requirements. A total of 32 cards have been graded by PSA. Includes: PSA NM-MT+ 8.5: 1 card, Muldoon; PSA NM-MT 8: 1 card, Carroll; PSA NM+ 7.5: 2 cards, John L. Sullivan and Trickett; PSA NM 7: 6 cards, Carney, Hanlan, McAuliffe, McLaughlin, McMahon and Sexton; PSA EX-MT+ 6.5: 3 cards, Lannon, Mitchell, Sorakichi; PSA EX-MT 6: 10 cards, Bibby, Clarkson/Baseball, Daly, Dempsey, Glasscock/Baseball, Mulvey/Baseball, Schaefer, Teemer, Vignaux, Weir; PSA EX+ 5.5: 1 card, Kelly/Baseball; PSA EX 5: 4 cards, Beach, Carver, Oakley, Smith; PSA VG-EX 4: 4 cards, Bill Cody, Bennett/Baseball, Comiskey/Baseball, Kilrain. Ungraded - Acton, Adams, Bogardus, Bauer, Bubear, Dion, McKay, Slosson. Grades 25% NM to NM/MT+, 45% EX to EX/MT+, 30% VG to VG/EX (one lesser). The SMR value of just the Baseball players is just under $4,500.00.

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