|N28 Cap Anson|
The 1888-89 Allen & Ginter baseball card sets are some of the most popular Pre-War sets ever printed. Although known for being one of the earliest baseball cards sets, the manufacturers of the Allen & Ginter cards were more interested in printing cards of the World’s Champions in all sports, so baseball players make up only a fraction of the set. Topps continues to print modern Allen & Ginter cards using current baseball players and athletes of other sports. However, it is difficult to recreate the popularity of the original two sets released in 1888 and 1889.
The 1888 N28 Allen & Ginter baseball card set consisted of 50 cards, but only the first ten cards featured baseball players. The cards measure 1½” by 2¾” and include boxers, wrestlers, track stars, and even swimmers. The N28 cards can be distinguished by the Allen & Ginter advertisement on the front. The back of the card features a checklist that clarifies to which sport each person belongs.
|N29 Buck Ewing|
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