According to the American Tobacco Cards Price Guide and Checklist book, A&G produced card series N1 through N68, with 5 designations in that series unused. What follows are cards from the N32 series, The World's Racers, that was issued in 1888.
These cards are on a nice heavy stock and are all in good shape considering that they are 131 years old. The backs show a checklist of the subjects of the 50 card series. Each of the 5 cards above show some level of minor paper loss indicating that they may have been mounted at one time.
Up next: A slightly younger (only 114 years old!) British issue
What I am listening to: Sailing to Philadelphia by Mark Knopfler