Legendary June 2009
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This lot is closed for bidding. Bidding ended on: 6/24/2009

In the 19th Century, The W. Duke, Sons & Co. produced some the most colorful and handsome cards ever made. Most of the company's issues were of a non-sports nature such as the “Terrors of America” set. Designated N88, the 1889/1890 set is complete at 50 cards, which show a variety of street urchins as they experience the vicissitudes of life. Several of the cards have baseball themes, with one card of a youngster showing off his new bat and titled “Ain't she a beauty”. The artistic qualities of this Duke issue are readily discerned on this very attractive production. Highlights include: Football (GD, pencil), "Out on First! How's That Umpire?" (VG), The Boss Short-Stop (trimmed), The Catcher (VG), The Pitcher (VG/EX) and The Umpire (GD, pencil). Grades 52% VG to VG/EX, 48% PR to GD including a couple miscut and a few trimmed. Many cards present nicer than the grades given although technically grade lesser due to back damage.
1889 N88 Duke Terrors of America Complete Set (50)
1889 N88 Duke "Terrors of America" Complete Set (50)
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Current Bidding
Minimum Bid: $100
Price Realized (Includes Buyers Premium): $240
Number of Bids: 3
Auction closed on: 6/25/2009