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1892   New York Recorder "Souvenir" Supplements

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Year(s) Published: 1892
ACC Designation:   --
Set Name: N. Y. Recorder
Card Size (inches): 9 x 10
Number of Cards in Set: 2
Est. Value (common; VG): $750

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Set Summary
  • Issued in 1892 as a "souvenir" supplements to the N. Y. Recorder
  • Considered the first color newspaper supplements ever issued
  • Only two of many supplements featured a baseball theme (both NY teams)
  • 1) Sixteen color composite of Brooklyn (Bridegrooms) Baseball Team
  • 2) Colorized team photograph of New York (Giants) Baseball Team
  • Same supplements also published in black and white in other newspapers
  • References:
    1) Lyman Hardeman, "1892 New York Recorder Supplements (and the Two Tycoons Who Produced Them)," Old Cardboard Magazine, Issue #16 (Summer 2008, p. 20-24)

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