/ / 1887 The World’s Champions (n28)
(Allen & Ginter Tobacco Company)

1887 The World’s Champions (n28)
(Allen & Ginter Tobacco Company)

BASE BALL PLAYERS
___ Adrian C. Anson
___ Capt. Jack Glasscock
___ Charles Comiskey
___ Chas. W. Bennett
___ John Clarkson
___ John M. Ward
___ Joseph Mulvey
___ Mike Kelly
___ R. L. Caruthers
___ Timothy Keefe
BILLARD PLAYERS
___ Geo. F. Slosson
___ J. Schaefer
___ Jos. Dion
___ M. Vignaux
___ Maurice Daly
___ Wm. Sexton
___ Yank Adams
OARSMEN
___ Albert Hamm
___ E. A. Trickett
___ Ed. Hanlan
___ Geo. Bubear
___ Geo. H. Hosmer
___ Jacob Gaudaur
___ John McKay
___ John Teemer
___ Wallace Ross
___ Wm. Beach
POOL PLAYERS
___ Albert Frey
___ J. L. Malone
PUGILISTS
___ Charlie Mitchell
___ Ike Weir
___ Jack Dempsey
___ Jack McAuliffe
___ Jake Kilrain
___ Jem Smith
___ Jimmy Carney
___ Jimmy Carroll
___ Joe Lannon
___ John L. Sullivan
RIFLE SHOOTERS
___ Capt. A. H. Bogardus
___ Dr. W. F. Carver
___ Hon. W. F. Cody (Buffalo Bill)
___ Miss Annie Oakley
WRESTLERS
___ J. H. McLaughlin
___ Joe Acton
___ John McMahon
___ Matsada Sorakichi
___ Theo. Bauer
___ Wm. Muldoon
___ Young Bibby (Goe. Mehling) 

 Official The World’s Champions Album
___ Album

RELEASE INFORMATION:
– Tobacco card premium.

– Each card measure approximately 1 1/2” x 2 3/4″, which was the standard size for “n” series sets.

– 50 card set released by United States cigarette manufacture, Allen & Ginter Tobacco Company in Richmond, VA. Set spotlights World Champion athletes from nine different sports. The front of the card shows an artist drawn representation of each athlete, while the back of the card [IMAGE] is unnumbered and contains a listing of all the ‘subjects’ in the series.

– One card was given as a free premium with each pack of “Allen and Ginter’s Cigarettes”. Back of cards read “One Packed In Each Box Of Ten Cigarettes”.

– All 50 card images [EXAMPLE] were made into a 14 page full-color lithographic premium album [IMAGE] produced by Lindner, Eddy & Clauss. An album could be obtained through mail order by sending in coupons distributed in Allen & Ginter Tobacco Company cigarette packs.

– The set is widely considered to be the first significant tobacco card set issued.

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