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1888   N154   Duke Presidential Base Ball Club


Year(s) Published: 1888
ACC Designation:   N154
Set Name: Duke Pres. BB Club
Card Size (inches): 2-1/4 x 4-3/16
Number of Cards in Set: 23
Est. Value (common; VG): $195

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Set Summary
  • Novel set produced in 1888 by Duke Sons & Company
  • Features contenders from both parties in 1888 presidential race
  • Republican candidates were Benjamin Harrison & Levi Morton
  • Democrat candidates were Grover Cleveland & Allen Thurman
  • Candidate's heads on female baseball player bodies
  • Variations in labeling (straight banner vs. curved banner)
  • Oversize premium (H814 in the ACC) also produced by Duke
  • Unnumbered Set with blank backs
  • References:
    1) Glenn Mechanick, "1888 N154 'Presidential B. B. Club:' Mixing Politics and Vintage Cards," Old Cardboard Magazine, Issue #17 (Fall, 2008, p. 13-18)

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