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1888   E223   G & B Chewing Gum


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Year(s) Published: 1888
ACC Designation:   E223
Set Name: G & B Chewing Gum
Card Size (inches): 1-1/16 x 2-1/8
Number of Cards in Set: 85+
Est. Value (common; VG): $2800



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Set Summary
  • Issued by G & B Chewing Gum company of New York City
  • First ever baseball issue distributed in a gum or candy set
  • Only 19th century baseball "E" set listed in Am. Card Cat.
  • Sepia colored white-bordered set; team labeled across top
  • Player name, position along with sponsor name at bottom
  • Very similar in design and poses to N403 Yum Yum Tobacco
  • Contains only known early card of HOFer A. G. Spalding
  • Rare set is unnumbered and all cards have blank-backs
  • Two distinct designs: photo and line art (see examples below)

  • Portrait

    Line Art


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