1888 A36 Goodwin Champions Album Set and Checklist

‘It’s In The Details’

Title A36 Goodwin Champions Album (for N162 cards)
Year 1888
Size 6″ x 8″
Images Color
Type Album
Number in Set
50 (album cut cards)

A36 Goodwin Champions Album Overview


The 1888 N162 Goodwin Champions set included 50 cards of athletes and personalities in a variety of games and sports around the world. Of interest to most collectors in the U.S. are the eight baseball cards as well as the football card of Harry Beecher – widely recognized as the first American football card printed.

Among the four baseball cards are four Hall of Famers – the legendary Cap Anson, Dan Brouthers, Tim Keefe, and King Kelly. Other key cards in the set include Buffalo Bill and boxer Jack Dempsey, among a few others that can be difficult to find. Additional sports represented include tennis, track and field, and more. Some cards feature subjects playing things more along the lines of games, such as chess.

The A36 Goodwin album was a premium offered by the company to supplement the N162 Goodwin Champions Cards. Albums could be received in exchange for Old Gypsy and Gypsy Queen cigarette coupons. In it, were pictures of the 50 athletes in the set. As with other albums, these can be found completely intact, in individual pages, or with the individual cards cut out. The individual cards cut out have value, but are not worth as much as the regular cards. These cards can be distinguished from the other regular cards as they do not have the Goodwin tagline at the bottoms or the checklist of cards on the backs.

The N162 set is known for its colorful backgrounds and incredible artwork. Individual card cutouts from the album (when you can find them – they are rare) are a good, inexpensive way to secure these cards.

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Below is a checklist for the entire set of cards included in the album.

  1. Joe Acton
  2. James Albert
  3. Ed Andrews (Baseball)
  4. William Beach
  5. Harry Beecher (Football)
  6. Livingston Beeckman
  7. Buffalo Bill
  8. Dan Brouthers (Baseball – HOF)
  9. Bob Caruthers (Baseball)
  10. Cap Anson (Baseball – HOF)
  11. Captain Bogardus
  12. Alfredo D’Oro
  13. Maurice Daly
  14. Jack Dempsey
  15. Sure Shot Dunlap (Baseball)
  16. James Dwight
  17. Pat Fitzgerald
  18. Snapper Garrison
  19. Jake Gaudaur
  20. Jack Glasscock (Baseball)
  21. Ned Hanlan
  22. Tim Keefe (Baseball – HOF)
  23. King Kelly (Baseball – HOF)
  24. Jake Kilrain
  25. Captain George Henry Mackenzie
  26. Jim McLaughlin
  27. Charlie Mitchell
  28. Bill Muldoon
  29. Isaac Murphy
  30. L.E. Myers
  31. W. Byrd Page
  32. Prince
  33. Duncan Ross
  34. Rowe
  35. Charles Rowell
  36. Jacob Schaefer
  37. R.D. Sears
  38. William Sexton
  39. George Slosson
  40. Jem Smith
  41. Wilhelm Steinitz
  42. Thomas Stevens
  43. John L. Sullivan
  44. Taylor
  45. John Teemer
  46. Maurice Vignaux
  47. Emil Voss
  48. Charles Wood
  49. Wood
  50. Johannes Zukertort

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