1889 A38 Goodwin Games and Sports Album Set and Checklist

‘It’s In The Details’

Title A38 Goodwin Games and Sports Album
Year 1889
Size Approximately 8″ x 10″
Images Color
Type Album
Number in Set
50 (album cut cards)

1889 A38 Goodwin Games and Sports Album Overview


As a special premium surrounding their N165 Goodwin Games and Sports cards, Goodwin distributed a special album (designated as the A38 Album in the American Card Catalog) with pictures of the 50 cards in the set.

Like other album pictures, the cards in the album had the same pictures as found on the N165 cards. The biggest difference is that the backs on the flip side did not include the standard checklist as the N65 cards did. They were instead blank or had whatever the page behind it had on it.

These albums are scarce and difficult to find. Collectors will also find them in various forms. Sometimes, the albums are complete. Other times, individual pages from the album will be offered for sale from albums that have been separated. In addition, cards are also cut out individually from the pages (each page contained several cards). While these do not hold the same value as the regular cards, there is certainly a market for them.

The pictures/cards in the album featuring women playing a variety of sports. The key ones are the four baseball cards as well as one that depicts football. Notably, that football card in the N165 set was one of the earliest printed of that sport. Other key sports depicted are boxing, tennis, and cricket.

1889 A38 Goodwin Games and Sports Album Checklist

The checklist of the 50 cards from the N165 set, which are included on the pages of the album, are listed below. Cards are listed in order in the checklist on the back of the cards and not necessarily as they are ordered in the album.

  1. Archery
  2. Ancient Tournament
  3. Baseball (fielder)
  4. Baseball (catcher)
  5. Baseball (pitcher)
  6. Baseball (batter)
  7. Bull Fight
  8. Billiards
  9. Bicycling
  10. Bowling
  11. Boxing
  12. Canoeing
  13. Chariot Race
  14. Curling
  15. Club Swinging
  16. Coasting
  17. Coursing
  18. Cricket
  19. Dumbbell Raising
  20. Fishing
  21. Football
  22. Foot Race
  23. Fox Hunt
  24. Fencing
  25. Gladiators
  26. Hare and Hounds
  27. Hurdle Race
  28. Hand Ball
  29. High Jumping
  30. Ice  Yachting
  31. Lawn Tennis
  32. Lacrosse
  33. Pole Vaulting
  34. Putting the Shot
  35. Pistol Shooting
  36. Pedestrian Contest
  37. Polo
  38. Pigeon Shooting
  39. Quoits
  40. Rowing
  41. Roller Skating
  42. Running Race
  43. Skating
  44. Snow Shoeing
  45. Skittles
  46. Swimming
  47. Shuttlecock
  48. Tobogganing
  49. Throwing the Hammer
  50. Yachting

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