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Each card has been graded or assessed by SGC. Presented is a very scarce 10-card near set (missing O'Leary and Weston for completion) of N344 "Athletes" issued by Thos. H. Hall from 1880-1892. Similar in style and format to the N342 "Actors, Actresses, Athletes & Presidential Candidates" series, these sepia cards feature portraits of two different types of atheletes from the 19th century; Pedestrians (or walkers) and Oarsman. Rarely encountered in meaningful quantities, we believe this is the second largest quantity to surface at public auction. Two examples feature a "Glossy Finish." Includes:
SGC 35 GD+ 2.5: 1 card, Ennis ("Glossy Finish");
SGC 30 GD 2: 4 cards w/Courtney, Hanlan, Hart and Merritt ("Glossy Finish");
SGC 20 FR 1.5: 2 cards w/Brown and Panghott;
SGC 10 PR 1: 2 cards w/Hazael and Rowell;
SGC Authentic: 1 card, Guyon.
Exceedingly Scarce 1880-1892 N344 Thomas H. Hall "Between The Acts & Bravo - Athletes" SGC-Graded Near Set (10/12)
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