Cap Anson Tobacco, Gum, Playing Card and Team Cabinet Baseball Cards
Year
Set Name
ACC Designation
Variation
Size
Appx. Value

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1871
Rockford Forest Citys Team Cabinet Card
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(Extremely Rare)
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1871 Rockford Forest Citys Team Cabinet Card
1872
Wright & Gould Philadelphia Athletics Trade Card
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(Extremely Rare: 1 known to exist)
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1872 Wright & Gould Philadelphia Athletics Trade CardWright & Gould Philadelphia Athletics Trade Card
1874
Philadelphia Athletics Team Cabinet Card
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(Very Rare)
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Sold at auction in 2006 for $37,000
1874 Philadelphia Athletics Team Cabinet Card
1882
Chicago Photographic Studios Chicago White Stockings Team Cabinet Card
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(Very Rare)
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1882 Chicago White Stockings Team Cabinet Card
1886
Lorillard's Climax Tobacco Chicago White Stockings Team Card
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4" x 5 1/2"
$13,500 NM
$6,750 EX
$4,000 VG
1886 Lorillard's Climax Tobacco Chicago White Stockings Team Card
1887
Allen & Ginter's World's Champions
N28
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1 1/2" x 2 3/4"
$5,000 NM
$2,500 EX
$1,500 VG
1887 Allen & Ginter's World's Champions
1887
Buchner Gold Coin
N284
Hands Outstretched
1 3/4" x 3"
$3,250 NM
$1,450 EX
$650 VG
1887 Buchner Gold Coin
1887
Buchner Gold Coin
N284
Left Hand on Hip
1 3/4" x 3"
$4,250 NM
$1,900 EX
$850 VG
1887 Buchner Gold Coin
1887
Old Judge
N172
Street Clothes with Lithographer's Line
1 7/16" x 2 1/2"
$8,500 NM
$3,825 EX
$2,125 VG
1887 Old Judge
1887
Old Judge
N172
Street Clothes w/o Lithographer's Line
1 7/16" x 2 1/2"
$8,500 NM
$3,825 EX
$2,125 VG
1887 Old Judge
1887
Old Judge
N172

Baseball Uniform
(Extremely Rare: Only 5 known to exist)

1 7/16" x 2 1/2"
$80,000 NM
$36,000 EX
$20,000 VG
1887 Old Judge
1887
Tobin Lithographs
H891
Black and White
3" x 4 1/2"
$2,500 NM
$1,000 EX
$500 VG
1887 Tobin Lithographs
1887
Tobin Lithographs
H891
Color
3" x 4 1/2"
$1,325 NM
$525 EX
$275 VG
1887 Tobin Lithographs
1888
Base Ball Playing Cards
WG1
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2 1/2" x 3 1/2"
$6,250 NM
$2,500 EX
$1,250 VG
1888 Base Ball Playing Cards
1888
G & B Chewing Gum
E223
Batting
1 1/16" x 2 1/8"
$20,000 NM
$8,000 EX
$5,000 VG
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1888
G & B Chewing Gum
E223
Photo Portrait
1 1/16" x 2 1/8"
$37,500 NM
$15,000 EX
$9,375 VG
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1888
Goodwin Champions
N162
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1 1/2" x 2 5/8"
$20,000 NM
$5,000 EX
$2,000 VG
1888 Goodwin Champions
1888
Joseph Hall Photographic Studios (Brooklyn, NY) White Stockings Team Cabinet Card
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$35,000 NM
$17,500 EX
$10,000 VG
1888 White Stockings Team Cabinet Card
1888
Old Judge Cabinets
N173
Old Judge
4 1/4" x 6 1/2"
$13,500 NM
$8,000 EX
$5,800 VG
1888 Old Judge Cabinets
1888
Old Judge Cabinets
N173
Dogs Head & Old Judge
(Very Rare)
4 1/4" x 6 1/2"
$30,000 NM
$18,000 EX
$12,500 VG
1888 Old Judge Cabinets
1888
Sporting Times
M117
(Very Rare)
4 1/2" x 7 1/4"
$35,000 NM
$17,500 EX
$10,000 VG
1888 Sporting Times
1888
Stevens Studio Austrailian Tour Cabinets
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(Very Rare)

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$15,000 NM
$10,000 EX
$6,000 VG
1889 Stevens Studio Spalding Australian World Tour Cabinet
1888
Yum Yum Tobacco
N403

Illustration Type

1 3/8" x 2 3/4"
$15,000 NM
$7,500 EX
$4,500 VG
1888 Yum Yum Tobacco
1888
Yum Yum Tobacco
N403

Photo Type
(Uncorrected Error - photo is actually of teammate Ned Williamson)

1 3/8" x 2 3/4"
$30,000 NM
$15,000 EX
$9,000 VG
1888 Yum Yum Tobacco
1889
E.R. Williams Card Game
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2 1/2" x 3 1/2"
$2,400 NM
$1,200 EX
$700 VG
1889 E.R. Williams Card Game
1889
Goodwin "Round" Album Pages
A35
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8 1/4" Diameter
$3,000 NM
$1,500 EX
$900 VG
1889 Goodwin "Round" Album Pages
1889
Sporting Extra Cigarettes
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Chicago Base Ball Tourists Team Imperial Cabinet Card of 1888-89 World Tourists (Extremely Rare: 1 known to exist)
9 3/4" x 6 1/2"
$30,000 NM
$15,000 EX
$9,000 VG
1889 Sporting News Extra Cigarettes
1895
Mayo's Cut Plug
N300
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1 5/8" x 2 7/8"
$16,000 NM
$6,400 EX
$3,200 VG
1895 Mayo's Cut Plug
1899
National Copper Plate
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10" x 13"
$2,000 NM
$800 EX
$400 VG
1899 National Copper Plate

Cap Anson Collectible Advertising Premiums, Publications & Miscellaneous Collectibles
Year
Manufacturer Description
Size
Est. Value
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1880's
M. G. Rubel & Co. (Chicago, IL) "The Bat" cigar label featuring Cap Anson, Chicago White Stockings (left) and Tim Keefe, New York Giants (right).
9" x 6"
Sold at auction in 1999 for $12,650
1880's
M. G. Rubel & Co. (Chicago, IL) "The Bat" cigar label variation, possibly a side panel label.
9" x 6"
$9,000
1884
Climax Tobacco Representatives of Professional Base Ball in America poster.
26" x 20"
$25,000 NM
$12,500 EX
$7,500 VG
1886
Chicago White Stockings Team Silk Team image of 1885 World Champions. Each player is pictured in uniform and identified next to his image. Includes: McCormick, Williamson, Burns, Clarkson, Sunday, Gore, Flint, Anson, Pfeffer and Kelly.
7 1/2" x 4 1/4"
$2,000
1888
E &.J. Burke The E. & J. Burke ale brewing company issued this lithographic advertising poster to promote its Pale Ale and Extra Stout brews. Anson and fellow Hall-of-Famer Buck Ewing are shown enjoying a cold one as a game takes place in the background.
18" x 23 1/2"
$3,000 to $5,000
1888
Orcutt Lithograph
Advertising piece showing President Grover Cleveland meeting members of the Chicago White Stockings before the world tour of 1888-89. Cap Anson is shaking the president's hand.
24" x 31"
$5,000 to $7,000
1889
Grosscup's Merchant Tailoring (New Jersey)
"Team Currency" advertising premium. Front pictures team manager (Albert Spalding) and captain (Anson). Back pictures members of 1888 Chicago White Stockings.
9" x 3 1/2"
$400 to $600
1889
Uncle Sam Magazine The August 1889 issue of Uncle Sam has a stirring color lithograph portrait of a handsome, mustachioed Cap Anson on the cover with an illustrated game scene, patriotic images and an ode to Anson ("Chicago's Hero") reading: "There was a ball player named Anson, Who kept his crack Colts busy prancin. He directed their paces, As they ran 'round the bases."
10" x 13"
$150 to $250
1894
Temple Cup Steel Engraving A steel engraving by reknown artist Hy Sandham. The print features a magnificent rendering of the Baltimore Orioles and New York Giants in action in the original Polo Grounds during the ‘94 Temple Cup. The top border depicts twenty individual portraits of baseball executives of the time, including Cap Anson.
53" x 39"
Sold at auction in 2006 for $35,900
1894
Young Sports Five Cent Library Weekly publication for young boys by Young Sports Publishing Company of 19 Beekman Street, New York NY. Issue #39 dated May 4, 1894. 8 page article about the life of Cap Anson, with 3 half page illustrations.
10" x 14"
$600 to $800
1895
Police Gazette "Our Baseball Heroes" poster featuring the 12 captains of the National League in 1895. Printed by the popular late 19th century magazine "The Police Gazette."
24" x 18"

$3000 to $4000

1895
Sporting Times Score Card 4 page scorecard special advertising giveaway to promote The New York Sporting Times featuring Anson (center), Ward, Clarkson, Comiskey, Ewing, Glassock and Kelly.
8 1/2" x 12"
Sold at auction in 1999 for $4,312
1898
American Cameo Pepsin GumCompany Celluloid pin-back manufactured by the William & Hoag Company as a premium for Cameo Pepsin Gum. This was the first major baseball pin-back set, and featured sepia toned photos for most of the day's biggest stars.
1 1/4" dia.
$2,400 NM
$1,200 EX
$725 VG
1900's
Capt. Anson's Pocket Score Board For Base Ball Games Anson lent his name to this novel scoring aid, which allowed fans to keep score by moving small, metal pins in a punch-hole cardboard pocket card.
4 1/2" x 7 1/4"
$300 to $500
1910's
Huening (Burlington, WI) "La Flor De Anson" cigar box label issued after Cap's playing days.
7" x 5"
$1,500 to $2,000
1910's
Huening (Burlington, WI) A label variation of the "Flor De Anson" cigar box label.
7" x 5"
$1,500 to $2,000
1918
Orpheum Theatre Postcard promoting Ring Lardner's Vaudeville play "A Baseball Skit." Cap and two of his daughters performed in this play, which traveled the Orpheum Theatre's circuit throughout the Eastern and Midwestern United States.
6" x 4"
$200 to $500
1920's
Pfeffer's Theater Court Buffet
Issued years after the actual event, this postcard remembers the famous White Stockings "Stonewall Infield" of Cap Anson, Ed Williamson, Tom Burns and Fred Pfeffer. This quartet toured the world as part of Albert Spalding's 1888-1889 Around the World Tour. The postcard was given away at Pfeffer's restaurant as a promotional keepsake.
9" x 3 1/2"
$500 to $700