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Each card has been graded or assessed by SGC. Presented is a 34-card near set (missing "Anonymous", which is found elsewhere in the auction) of N302 Mayo's Cut Plug football cards issued in 1894. The excruciatingly scarce N302 Mayo 19th Century sepia-photo football cards are the true foundation pieces of that sport's collecting hobby. The 1-5/8" x 2-7/8", black-bordered tobacco inserts feature an array of the time's outstanding Ivy League players, and the issue was the first ever made to showcase exclusively gridiron subjects. The assembly includes: Graded SGC 60 EX 5: 2 cards w/Grey and Holly; SGC 50 VG/EX 4: 9 cards w/Burt, Crowdis, Lea, McCrea, Morse, Murphy, Stillman, Waters and Wrightington; SGC 40 VG 3: 6 cards w/Armstrong, Barnett, Beard, Riggs, Taylor and Trenchard; SGC 30 GD 2: 6 cards w/Brewer, Gouterman, Hickok, Manahan, Ward and Wheeler; SGC 20 FR 1.5: 8 cards w/Adee, Beale, Brown, Emmons, Greenway, Mackie, Poe and Thorne; SGC 10 PR 1: 1 card, Butterworth; SGC Authentic: 2 cards w/Acton and Hinkey.
1894 N302 Mayo Cut Plug SGC-Graded Near Set (34/35)
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