1889 Duke Honest Long Cut Terrors of America Set (N136) and Checklist

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Title Duke Honest Long Cut Terrors of America (N136)
Year 1889
Size 2 1/2″ x 4 3/4″
Images Color
Type 19th Century Tobacco
Number in Set

N136 Duke Honest Long Cut Terrors of America Overview

N136The 1889 Duke’s Cigarettes Terrors of America includes both sports and non-sports cards. Included in the set is a handful of baseball-themed cards. This is a complete parallel to the N88 set with the only difference being that the cards are larger and have a decorative background. The baseball cards, as you can imagine, are the ones that command the most attention.

The cards depict a number of boys in different situations. There are full color images on the fronts and the backs include a complete checklist of the entire set. New York based Knapp and Company Lithographs, the lithographer for the N88 cards, is again credited on the backs of these as well.

Boys are nameless and the images are generic. Still, despite that, these cards are still sought after by pre-war baseball card collectors. The cards are cataloged as N136 in the American Card Catalog.

The cards are much rarer than the ones found in the relative parallel N88 set. PSA has graded only about 50 of these cards to date compared to nearly 600 N88 cards. Prices for commons in this set typically start around $15-$20 with the baseball cards fetching significantly more.

N136 Duke Honest Long Cut Terrors of America Checklist

Here is a checklist of the entire set. Unlike the smaller N88 set, backs of these cards listed the ‘Thanksgiving Day’ card in the checklist. That card was inadvertently omitted from the N88 backs.

  1. The Umpire
  2. The Pitcher
  3. Football
  4. A Stunt
  5. The Catcher
  6. Swimming
  7. Kite Time
  8. Snow Balling
  9. The Figure Eight
  10. Election Night
  11. Pot a Boilin
  12. Big Bite
  13. Hide and Seek
  14. Save the Core
  15. The Dude
  16. A Turkish Bath
  17. Wid me one Hand
  18. What a Find
  19. Before Election
  20. Tug of War
  21. Fishing
  22. Watch me hit him
  23. Line up back there
  24. The Boss Fighter
  25. Playing Nurse
  26. Brick in Hat
  27. Ain’t she a beauty
  28. Extra! Extra!
  29. Rabbit Hunter
  30. Please come home
  31. Maud 8
  32. Spread the Eagle
  33. Hit a feller yer size
  34. Knuckle down
  35. Get off there
  36. In the First Class
  37. Leap Frog
  38. Let her go slow
  39. De Boss of de Gang
  40. Boss Whistler
  41. Tappy-on-the-Window
  42. My New Duds
  43. Out in Left Field
  44. Me Galluses is gone wrong
  45. Playing Buffalo Bill
  46. Out on first
  47. The Boss Short Stop
  48. I didn’t steal no apples
  49. Clean it for a quarter
  50. Thanksgiving Day

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