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    1887 N184 Kimball "Champions of Games and Sports" SGC Near Master Set (73/75) - With All 25 Rare "With Kimball's Ad" Variations. NOTE: Added detail: the SGC 84 NM 7 Smith is Jem Smith, the boxer with the Kimball's ad, the SGC 60 is Lillian Smith and the SGC 40 is Jem Smith/No Kimball's Ad.

    The Kimball's Tobacco answer to Goodwin's and Allen & Ginter's popular sport inserts card editions is the N183 edition titled "Champions of Games and Sports." The set featured 50 cards featuring the top names from numerous different sports including rare appearances by child wrestlers and female boxers. Naturally, baseball is represented by four scarce and highly coveted subjects. The cards are considerably more scarce than their N28 and N162 counterparts. Even more challenging are the 25 cards that have a "W.S. Kimball & Co's Cigarettes ad across the front along the top. Our database shows that this series is almost never presented complete or close to completion. Just one "With Ad" set has been made available and just a few 50-card complete sets ever being up for auction. Missing McLaughlin and Myers. Includes: SGC 88 NM/MT 8: 2 cards, Freeman/Kimball's and Cardiff; SGC 84 NM 7: 4 cards, Paulsen/Kimball's, O'Leary, Jem Smith/Kimball's, Casey; SGC 80 EX/NM 6: 8 cards, Webb, Wallace, Heins, Henderson, Jordan, Dempsey/Kimball's, Wessels/Kimball's, Rowe/Kimball's; SGC 70 EX+ 5.5: 15 cards, Paulsen, Wood, Blatt/Kimball's, Whistler, Hanlan, Hanlan/Kimball's, Cockburn, Murphy, Wessels, Kane, Boynton/Kimball's, Muller, Humphrey, Warren/Kimball's, Byrd Page/Kimball's; SGC 60 EX 5: 19 cards, Blondin, O'Leary/Kimball's, Darling, Ross, Ross/Kimball's, Burch, Cockburn/Kimball's, O'Neil, Murphy/Kimball's, Myers/Kimball's, Lillian Smith, George, Beardsley, Perry, Warren, George, Muldoon, Beach/Kimball's, Page; SGC 50 VG/EX 4: 13 cards, Freeman, Ferrell/Kimball's, Hamilton, Hamilton/Kimball's, Schloss, Stewart/Kimball's, Schaefer/Kimball's, Sullivan, Sullivan/Kimball's, McPherson, Morsler, Boynton, Rowe; SGC 40 VG 3: 10 cards, Oakley, Blatt, Della Ferrell, Stewart, Murphy, Dempsey, McLaughlin/Kimball's, Jem Smith, Humphrey/Kimball's, Beach; SGC 30 GD 2: 2 cards, Oakley/Kimball's, Schaefer.

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    November, 2014
    6th-8th Thursday-Saturday
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