19TH CENTURY BASEBALL CARDS
OLD JUDGE CARDS (N172) and CABINETS (N173) Issued from 1886 through 1890.
These cards were issued by the Goodwin & Co. tobacco firm in their Old Judge and to a lesser extent Gypsy Queen cigarettes. Players from more than 40 major and minor league teams are pictured on these approximately 1-7/16" X 2-1/2" cards, with some 518 different players known to exist. Up to 17 different pose and team variations exist for some players, and the cards were issued both with and without dates on the card fronts, numbered and unnumbered, and with both handwritten and machine printed names. Known variations number in the thousands. The cards themselves are sepia-toned photgraphs pasted onto thick cardboard. They are blank-backed.
The N173 Old Judge Cabinet cards are much larger, measuring about 4-1/4" X 6-1/2" with the photo actually measuring about 3-3/4" X 5-3/4".
Old judge also issued cards from other sports in the era including many popular boxers and non-sports people as well.
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