Of the four major multi-sport 19th century champions tobacco card sets featuring baseball players (N28 Allen & Ginter, N29 Allen & Ginter, N162 Goodwin, and N184 Kimball), the N184 Kimball set is perhaps the least understood. With the trading cards distributed in cigarette packs came a special album you could order, depicting all of the athletes in the set. … [Read more...] about Rare 19th Century Kimball Champions Album Offered on eBay
1887 Kimball Champions
In the 1880s and 1890s, the earliest tobacco sports card sets were hitting the market. Along with the creation of these cards, tobacco companies wanted to reward their best customers. One of the ways they did that was through the distribution of premium albums. These albums usually included pictures of all of the cards in the set, often against some sort of decorative backdrop. … [Read more...] about Distinguishing Album Cuts From True 19th Century Cards
The 1887 Kimball Champions set is a multi-sport issue featuring only four baseball players. Unlike the Hall of Famers found in similar multi-sport sets produced around the same time (i.e. Allen & Ginter's sets, N162 Goodwin Champions set), this set doesn't feature Hall of Famers. Here's a look at the four players and their Kimball Champions cards, cataloged by Jefferson … [Read more...] about Who Were the Four Players Featured in the Kimball Champions Set?