Spring 2020 Premier Auction - Closes April 11
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In 1887 Charles Gross & Company produced one of the most iconic baseball card sets up the era, the N690-1 Kalamazoo Bats set. These cards are larger than most tobacco cards and mirror the size of tradition Carte de Vistas, 2-1/2 x 4 inches. Gross inserted a single card in each “Kalamazoo Bats 4 for 10 cent” package and labeled the cigars “the best cigar in the world…for the money.”

While most 19th-century baseball cards are relatively scarce, cards from the N690 Kalamazoo Bats set are truly rare. To date, no collector of whom we are aware has completed the set and most collectors are fortunate to own a single type of their collection.

This card shows Arthur Irwin tagging Al Maul as he slides into base and is graded GOOD 2 by SGC. This card’s front displays well with some image fading, and importantly is an example of one of few two-player cards in the set. The blank reverse exhibits some minor staining. is truly important and scarce. 

An exceptional card from a very scarce set.

1887 N690 Kalamazoo Bats Irwin/Maul - SGC GOOD 21887 N690 Kalamazoo Bats Irwin/Maul - SGC GOOD 2
1887 N690 Kalamazoo Bats Irwin/Maul - SGC GOOD 2
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Minimum Bid: $300
Final prices include buyers premium.: $1,140
Number Bids: 15
Auction closed on Sunday, April 12, 2020.
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