I was curious about the Allen & Ginter N1-N44 sets and the population reports for both PSA and SGC. I took a little time and analyzed the PSA pop reports for all the sets and looked at them in terms of small format cards (N1-N34) and large format cards (N35-N44).
There is almost exactly 10-1 small format to large format Allen & Ginter cards graded by PSA. Not sure what the SGC or the combined look will yield, but I’d assume something similar. The large format cards are super tough to find. If you assume that submissions are rational, then the small sized cards are 10x more plentiful. As a collector of all the A&G sets, my totals are about 10x small to large as well (1140/133).
Interestingly, looking at the pop reports, on the small-sized A&G’s, 5’s and 6’s are approximately half of the cards graded. For the larger-sized A&G’s that census drops a notch to 4’s and 5’s. Anyone who’s graded some can probably attest to the difficulty of the oversized cards.
The PSA census of graded N1-N44 cards is outlined in the picture below…….
In addition to the census of graded cards for Allen & Ginter, I also looked at the dates of issuance that PSA claims for the 44 sets. They are as follows:
1887…..N1, N3, N9, N35
1888…..N2, N4, N6, N11, N15, N18, N19, N20, N22, N25, N26, N27, N28,
N29, N31, N32, N33, N36
1889…..N5, N7, N8, N13, N14, N24, N34, N38, N39, N42, N43
1890…..N10, N21, N23, N30, N37, N40, N41, N44