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Issued in the late 1890s by the National Tobacco Works, the N566 Newsboy cabinet set was a massive set that contained hundreds of popular athletes, actresses, locations, politicians, and more.  The 4 1/2 x 6 1/2" sepia photographs were mounted on a variety of cardboard backings, many cream in color but in this case gray with a green border and text.  Newsboy cabinets are very highly desirable, particularly due to the extraordinary scarcity and value of the 14 baseball players that have been discovered.  More than 600 cabinets have been discovered thus far, with multiple variations possible.

Of the fourteen known baseball players featured in the Newsboy issue, just three depict Hall of Famers: one of Amos Rusie, and two different featuring John Ward.  This example, the "Arms Folded" photo, is the more scarce of the two, one of the finest known, one of just six graded by SGC with only one higher.  The card's image is impeccable, boasting strong clarity and contrast, with very little wear to the photo itself.  The mount is clean, cream with red printing, and the reverse exhibits just a bit of foxing and wear.

Newsboy cabinets featuring baseball players are very difficult to locate, and with just two different Hall of Famers available, are very desirable when they become available.  Very rarely can one be find in this type of condition; simply an outstanding card.

Stunning 1895 N566 Newsboy Cabinets John Ward (HOF - Arms Folded) - SGC VG/EX 4Stunning 1895 N566 Newsboy Cabinets John Ward (HOF - Arms Folded) - SGC VG/EX 4
Stunning 1895 N566 Newsboy Cabinets John Ward (HOF - Arms Folded) - SGC VG/EX 4
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Minimum Bid: $2,000
Final prices include buyers premium.: $4,613
Number Bids: 9
Auction closed on Sunday, November 29, 2020.
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