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1880s Duke "Terrors of America" N136 Large (Scarce, 11 Different) and N88 Small (17 Different)

Lot Number 1440

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"Terrors of America" tobacco cards come front and center in both N136 large and N88 small formats with this collection of (28). These ancient cards were issued by W. Duke Sons & Co. in the 1880s, with the Duke's Cigarettes and Honest Long Cut brands. Desired for their classic artwork and scarcity in the case of the larger N136 types, these antique cards feature boys being boys while engaging in a variety of activities, including several playing baseball. Overall condition is very pleasing, with a range of (VG to EX) with deference to 33% with writing on the reverse and (2) lesser cards with reverse surface loss/adhesive residue.

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(17) N88 "Terrors of America" small cards:

Snow Balling
Out in Left Field
The Catcher
Ain't She a Beauty
The Umpire
In the First Class
I'm De Boss Whistler
Extra! Extra!!
Election Night
A Turkish Bath
Watch Me Hit Him
The Boss Fighter
Let Her Go Slow
Line Up Back There
I'll Save Yer the Core


(11) N136 "Terrors of America" large cards:

The Pitcher (reverse surface loss)
Out on First (reverse adhesive residue)
The Umpire
Foot Ball
Thanksgiving Day
Rabbit Hunting
Me Galluses is Gone Wrong
Let Her Go Slow
In the First Class
Knuckle Down
Playing Nurse

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