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1888 McLoughlin Brothers Baseball Cut-Outs New York Giants Near Set (10/11)

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Prior to being bought up by the Milton Bradley brand in 1920, McLoughlin Brothers of New York published a variety of games, paper dolls and children's books. For sports card hobbyists, their most important creation is an 1888 line of baseball cut-outs. Issued in sheets of eleven with the printed legend "Amusement for Boys to Cut Out", these paper dolls were offered for several different teams. 

Here we have an 1888 New York Giants near set of (10/11), from the season the franchise won its first NL pennant. Uniformed in burgundy and white, these early blank-backed baseball cards are refreshingly well-preserved, ranging as (10% EX, 20% VG-EX, 30% VG, 20% GD, 10% FR, 10% PR).

The various poses of the examples present in this near set are commonly known as: 1.) “Hands on Legs Facing Left”; 2.) “Crouch Square Buckle”; 3.) “Crouch, Elbows In”; 4.) Crouch, Rectangular Buckle”; 5.) "Batting"; 6.) "Hand at Hat"; 7.) "Left Arm Dangles"; 8.) "Throwing"; 9.) "Back View"; and 10.) "Street Clothes" (man in suit, sometimes referred to as the manager).

The one absent card is known as "Right Hand Over Left Arm”. 


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