1888 N154 Duke Presidential Baseball Card Set and Checklist

‘It’s In The Details’

Title N154 Duke Presidential Baseball
Year 1888
Size 2 1/4″ x 4 1/4″
Images Sepia
Type 19th Century Tobacco
Number in Set
22

N154 Duke Sons Presidential Baseball Overview

N154 Cleveland Fielding Fly 2.jpg

Duke Sons & Company produced a variety of comical baseball and non-sports issues in the late 1800s and early 1900s. Among them was the 1888 N154 Presidential baseball card set.

Cards from the N154 set feature the four Presidential/Vice Presidential candidates from both parties in the 1888 race – Grover Cleveland, Benjamin Harrison, Levi Morton, and Allen Thurman. Their heads were placed on the bodies of other baseball players to create fictional players.

In one of only a handful of times, the President was elected without winning the majority vote as Republican Benjamin Harrison defeated Democrat Grover Cleveland through the Electoral College. Morton was Harrison’s running mate and Thurman was Cleveland’s.

The cards are sepia toned and have blank backgrounds. Produced in 1888, these were some of the earlier baseball cards produced. You can see pictures of all of the cards here.

N154 Duke Sons Presidential Baseball Checklist

  1. Grover Cleveland
  2. Grover Cleveland
  3. Grover Cleveland
  4. Grover Cleveland
  5. Grover Cleveland
  6. Grover Cleveland/Benjamin Harrison
  7. Grover Cleveland/Benjamin Harrison
  8. Grover Cleveland/Benjamin Harrison
  9. Grover Cleveland/Benjamin Harrison
  10. Grover Cleveland/Levi Morton
  11. Benjamin Harrison
  12. Benjamin Harrison
  13. Benjamin Harrison
  14. Benjamin Harrison
  15. Levi Morton
  16. Levi Morton
  17. Levi Morton
  18. Levi Morton
  19. Allen Thurman
  20. Allen Thurman
  21. Allen Thurman
  22. Allen Thurman

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