Top-10 Most Valuable Allen & Ginter Baseball Trading Cards

Trading cards have come a long way since their inception in the 1800s. And leading off that trend was a tobacco company named Allen & Ginter, whose 1887 World Champions N28 collection is regarded as the first of its kind.

The original set featured a variety of baseball players, in addition to other notable athletes from the time. Other sets followed, but many of the cards were eventually lost to time. Those that remain, especially those in great condition, can be quite valuable. So we decided to look at the most valuable among them on hobbyDB.

Remember, estimated values tend to fluctuate, especially as we add more and more items and price points to ensure the guide’s accuracy. Also keep in mind that these are the values for items found solely on hobbyDB. Scroll below for more information on how you can help us build our Allen & Ginter database. Follow this link for a current list of the Most Valuable Allen & Ginter on hobbyDB.


Top-10 Allen & Ginter Trading Cards


10. Yank Adams – 1887 World Champions N28 ($370)



9. John L. Sullivan – 1887 World Champions N28 ($440)



8. Geronimo – 1888 Celebrated American Indian Chiefs N2 ($460)



7. Timothy Keefe – 1887 World Champions N28 ($560)



6. Capt. Jack Glasscock – 1887 World Champions N28 ($600)



5. Sitting Bull – 1888 Celebrated American Indian Chiefs N2 ($650)



4. James Ryan – 1888 World Champions N29 ($800)



3. Charles Comiskey – 1887 World Champions N28 ($1,100)



2. Mike Kelly – 1887 World Champions N28 ($2,500)



1. Adrian C. Anson – 1887 World Champions N28 ($3,390)



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