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Rare N690 1887 Kalamazoo Bats Chippy McGan Philadelphia Athletics Baseball Tobacco Insert Card
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This item is already soldRare N690 1887 Kalamazoo Bats Chippy McGan Philadelphia Athletics Baseball Tobacco Insert Card
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The pictures show front and back views of this Rare N690 1887 Kalamazoo Bats Chippy McGan Philadelphia Athletics Baseball Tobacco Insert Card. The card is shown in its PSA holder and also prior to being graded and authenticated. The card has an 1887 photograph image applied to it. There were (60) cards in the set. According to collectors, the rarity of these cards makes it extremely difficult to complete a set. We were unable to find a record of a complete set. Along with the other Kalamazoo issues, these sepia colored cards are believed to be amongst the most desirable 19th century cards. Charles Gross & Company of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania issued this set comprised of players from four teams: The New York Giants, the New York Mets, The Philadelphia Athletics, and The Philadelphia Phillies. They are larger than most tobacco inserts. Most card backs are blank with some having an ad offering various premium prizes in exchange for the cards. The ad backs were made scarce so that there were few prizes redeemed. This card has the full premium advertisement on the back.

The card has a great photograph image of Chippy McGan as the Short Stop for the Philadelphia Athletics. The PSA holder also mentions the name ''McGarr''. He is shown in the field with a backdrop in uniform with no glove. The front and back of this card are marked as follows:

(front)
McGAN, S.S., ATHLETICS
COPYRIGHT 1887 BY CHAS. GROSS & CO.
SMOKE KALAMAZOO BATS

(back)
For the return of these pictures in
GOOD ORDER, by mail and having
this NOTICE printed upon them,
we will send you the following PRIZES:

FOR 15 PICTURES A PLAIN MEERSCHAUM CIGAR TUBE.
Value Twenty-five Cents.

FOR 25 PICTURES A Nickel Plated COMBINATION MATCH SAFE.
Value Fifty Cents.

FOR 50 PICTURES A Handsome Four Blade TORTOISE SHELL POCKET KNIFE.
Value One Dollar.

FOR 100 PICTURES A Beautiful MEERSCHAUM CIGAR TUBE In Case.
Value Two Dollars.

FOR 200 PICTURES A Magnificent PLUSH PALETTE CLOCK.
Value Three Dollars.

FOR 400 PICTURES A Very Fine SILK UMBRELLA, With Gold Mounted Handle.
Value Five Dollars.

CHAS. GROSS & CO. PHILADELPHIA

The card measures 2-1/4'' x 4''. It was authenticated and graded by PSA as being Good 2 condition. There are a few tiny spots on the photograph as pictured. At the bottom front of the card on and below the word ''BATS'' is a some damage to the word. The lower part of the letter ''B'' can be seen at the edge. Please see the pictures for the condition.

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Rare N690 1887 Kalamazoo Bats Chippy McGan Philadelphia Athletics Baseball Tobacco Insert Card Rare N690 1887 Kalamazoo Bats Chippy McGan Philadelphia Athletics Baseball Tobacco Insert Card


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