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1888   WG1   Base Ball Playing Cards


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Year(s) Published: 1888
ACC Designation:   WG1
Set Name: WG1 Base Ball Playing Cards
Card Size (inches): 2-1/2 x 3-1/2
Number of Cards in Set: 72
Est. Value (common; VG): $220



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Set Summary
  • Cards sold as boxed set to be used in baseball card game
  • Only 19th century game card listed in Am. Card Cat.
  • Brightly colored card with featured player in center
  • Players name printed below image, team printed above
  • Card backs use a blue printed design
  • Reference:
    1) Kevin Struss, "1888 WG1 Playing Cards: The Top 9 from each of 8 Teams," Old Cardboard Magazine, Issue #25 (Spring 2011), p. 19-21


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