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Can anyone help date these tobacco cards?

DoubleAZ

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We found these in a family storage unit we recently cleared. I can't find them anywhere on the internet and would like to understand about what year they were made. If possible I would also like to understand a rough value each for those in tact anyway. Any help appreciated. Thanks.
 

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brcdad

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We found these in a family storage unit we recently cleared. I can't find them anywhere on the internet and would like to understand about what year they were made. If possible I would also like to understand a rough value each for those in tact anyway. Any help appreciated. Thanks.
According to a site called non-sport.com they are from the N565 25-card tobacco set, called Illustrated Songs, published in the 1890's. I don't have access to a tobacco card guide to confirm that.
 

brcdad

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I don't have a complete Beckett guide, only baseball, but I did find listings for 1893 Illustrated Songs N115.
N115 is the Duke & Sons version. N565 is the Blackwell's version that was pictured in the post. It looks like there are other versions called Illustrated Songs as well, but not the version that DoubleAZ has.
 

DoubleAZ

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Thank you both for the information! That did help pinpoint it enough to find a few auctions online. I am not able to see their list price but am glad to have the background and date. If only there were a baseball player on the front I could join the early retirees:)
 
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