Second-to-Last 1889 Allen & Ginter Fish Card Acquired!

Loyal readers will know that I made a long, long term goal of trying to complete the original 1889 Allen & Ginter 50 Fish from American Waters set.  Truthfully, I never thought I'd actually complete the thing...but thanks to a recent eBay steal, I'm only one card away from having the entire 50 card set built!

At this point, I'm only missing the Striped Bass now that I have the slippery Sardine in hand!  If you'd like to check out my entire (almost complete) fish set, I have each card cataloged here.

If/when I finish off the fish set, the next question will be what should the next original Allen & Ginter set be for me to work on?!  I'll take suggestions, though I do have a few ideas based on some random pickups that I've made over the years.

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  1. Wow! Congrats Chris. That's an amazing accomplishment. Hopefully you can track down that last card soon.

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  2. That's cool, can't imagine having a set that old. Good luck on the Striped Bass hunt.

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  3. Very cool that you are only one card away from this set. Only took 100+ years... oh wait... um 5? 10? When did you start your quest?

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  4. My first three original A&G purchases (two of which were from this fish set) was made back in April 2012. I think my first purchase planted the seed (the lure?) that made me decide to chase the entire fish set!

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  5. I used to fish for stripers when I lived out on the island. They're amazing fish to catch and to eat.

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