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Presented is a 49-card near set of N162 Goodwin "Champions" tobacco insert premiums issued in 1888. This beautiful production features representatives from each of the various sporting events/activities that were popular during the 1880s. Missing Bogardus for completion. In total, 9 cards have been graded or assessed by SGC. Includes: Graded Cards - Graded SGC 35 GD+ 2.5: 1 card, Buffalo Bill; SGC 30 GD 2: 1 card, Caruthers; SGC 10 PR 1: 2 cards w/Beecher and Kelly; SGC Authentic: 5 cards w/Andrews, Anson, Brouthers, Glasscock and Sullivan. Ungraded Cards - Highlights include: Dempsey/Pugilist (FR), Dunlap (rebacked), Keefe (altered), Kilrain/Pugilist (FR, stamp), Mitchell/Pugilist (PR) and J. Smith/Pugilist (GD). Grades 12% VG to VG/EX (one nicer), 12% GD to GD/VG, 76% lesser (including some altered/trimmed).
1888 N162 Goodwin "Champions" Near Set (49/50)
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