1887 N557 Little Rhody Cut Plug National Sports Set and Checklist

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Title N557 Little Rhody Cut Plug National Sports
Year 1887
Size 1 5/8″ x 2 1/2″
Images Color
Type 19th Century Tobacco
Number in Set
10

1887 N557 Little Rhody Cut Plug National Sports Overview

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Unlike some other early sepia-toned tobacco issues featuring female athletes such as the N48 or the N508 sets, the N557 Little Rhody set was a full-color set. It is a rare issue featuring various women in assorted sports scenes and poses.

Many different sports from around the world are depicted in the 10-card set. Most are minor, however, and baseball (obviously represented by America) is the only one of the four major sports included. Because of that, it easily commands the most interest from collectors.

The cards feature colorful pictures of women in outfits for the various sports. Backs are blank with the brief advertisement of, “Smoke and chew Little Rhody Cut Plug.”

1887 N557 Little Rhody Cut Plug National Sports Checklist

  1. Baseball (America)
  2. Billiards (France)
  3. Bowling (Germany)
  4. Cricket (England)
  5. Crochet (Italy)
  6. Field Hockey (Ireland)
  7. Lacrosse (India)
  8. Ring Toss (Scotland)
  9. Tennis/Badminton (Spain)
  10. Unidentified/Chess? (sitting on table) (Persia)
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