1888 Allen & Ginter Race Horses (N52) Set and Checklist

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Title Allen & Ginter Race Horses (N52)
Year 1888
Size 1 3/8″ x 2 1/4″
Images Sepia
Type Tobacco
Number in Set
37 (?)

1888 Allen & Ginter Race Horses (N52) Set Overview

This incredibly rare set was issued by Allen & Ginter. Unlike other Allen & Ginter sets issued around the same era, these cards are so rare that even a fully confirmed checklist is not known.

Even finding images of the cards is a difficult task as they rarely appear for sale. Pictures of three of the cards are here but the cards are rarely seen in person.

The cards were issued by Allen & Ginter for their Virginia Brights Cigarettes brand. Cards have a sepia tone with images of popular race horses of the era. The name of the horse joins the Allen & Ginter and Virginia Brights names on the front while backs are blank.

1888 Allen & Ginter Race Horses (N52) Set Checklist

The current set, checklisted here, is known to have 37 cards. However, that checklist could easily be incomplete.

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