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1887-93   Baseball Currency


FRONT (1888 Detroit)


BACK

(shown at approximately 90 percent of actual size)

Year(s) Published: 1887-93
ACC Designation:   --
Set Name: Baseball Currency
Card Size (inches): 3-3/8 x 7-3/4
Number of Cards in Set: 8
Est. Value (common; VG): $725
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Set Summary
  • Unnumbered set of "currency" advertising trade cards
  • Carried advertising overprint for numerous advertisers
  • Team woodcuts (composite images of players) on backs
  • Note fronts have team owner or manager in oval on left
  • References:
    1) Jerry Spillman, "19th Century Baseball Currency: Early Stars Preserved in Woodcuts," Old Cardboard Magazine, Issue #1, p. 38-40



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