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    1888 N29 Allen & Ginter William Ewing PSA Mint 9 - Pop Two, None Higher. Often argued to be the finest player of the 19th century, William "Buck" Ewing joined Cap Anson as the top vote-getters from that century to gain admittance to the Baseball Hall of Fame for its 1939 grand opening. We find him here at dead center of his illustrious 18-year career, and at the height of his considerable ball-playing powers, posing with the mascot of the New York Giants squad he would help lead to the World Series Championships in 1888 and 1889. Arguably one of the most versatile baseball players of his era, Ewing played every position at one time or another. He was a skilled batsmen who retired with a .303 lifetime average; stole over 350 bases and clubbed 71 home runs. He was a natural choice to be included within a sports card promotion titled, "The World's Champions."

    With just the slightest variation from the previous year, Allen & Ginter scored again with another terrific issue of sporting champions. The year that this card rolled off the press and found its way into a can of leafy tobacco is now over 125 in the past. Considering this card depicts mere traces of wear on the corner tips/edges we must assume few human hands have actually touched this card. His vivid portrait stands in pleasing contrast to the clean white backdrop. Graded PSA Mint 9! Of the sixty-nine total examples graded by PSA to date, this is one of two cards earning "highest grade" status which they have reviewed. We can't imagine a nicer example ever being discovered.


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