1888 Allen & Ginter World’s Racers (N32) Set and Checklist

‘It’s In The Details’

Title Allen & Ginter World’s Racers (N32)
Year 1888
Size 1 1/2″ x 2 3/4″
Images Color
Type Tobacco
Number in Set
50

1888 Allen & Ginter World’s Racers (N32) Set Overview

This was one of many horse racing sets issued by Allen & Ginter.

The cards feature jockeys and horses, though the focus is on the horses. That is evident from the fronts, which list only the names of the horses. Fronts also include the Allen & Ginter’s Cigarettes name along with their Richmond, Virginia location. The poses vary from horse to horse with some at rest and others in a full racing sprint.

The Allen & Ginter’s name is in blue while the name of the horse is in black and sometimes a bit obscured by the background.

As is common today, the names of the horses are often unusual. A few such as Dunbine, Stuyvesant, Insolence, Cyclops, Dry Monopole, and Emperor of Norfolk stand out, among others.

Backs include the checklist of the set, similar to other Allen & Ginter tobacco card issues. Back’s include The World’s Racers name at the top and tell us that the cards were inside of their packages, each containing ten cigarettes.

The cards are not everywhere but not terribly hard to find, either. In low-grade condition, most of the cards start in the $7-$10 range.

1888 Allen & Ginter World’s Racers (N32) Set Checklist

  1. Aurelia
  2. Banburg
  3. Ben Ali
  4. Blue Wing
  5. C.H. Todd
  6. Carey
  7. Connemara
  8. Cyclops
  9. Dry Monopole
  10. Dunbine
  11. Elkwood
  12. Emp’r of Norfolk
  13. Eolian
  14. Esquimau
  15. Eurus
  16. Exile
  17. Favor
  18. Fenelon
  19. Firenzi
  20. Geo. Oyster
  21. Geraldine
  22. Hanover
  23. Hidalgo
  24. Huntress
  25. Insolence
  26. Jacobin
  27. Joe Cotton
  28. Kingmate
  29. Kingston
  30. Laggard
  31. Linden
  32. Lion
  33. Los Angeles
  34. Magnetizer
  35. Montrose
  36. My Own
  37. Oneko
  38. Pontico
  39. Raceland
  40. Richmond
  41. Saxony
  42. Sir Dixon
  43. Stockton
  44. Stuyvesant
  45. Tea Tray
  46. Terra Cotta
  47. The Bard
  48. The Lion
  49. Volante
  50. Wary

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