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1878   H804-6   Forbes Company Trade Cards

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Year(s) Published: 1878
ACC Designation:   H804-6
Set Name: Forbes Co. Trade Cards
Card Size (inches): 3 x 4-3/4
Number of Cards in Set: 6
Est. Value (common; VG): $25

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Set Summary
  • Produced in 1878 by Forbes Company of Boston
  • Considered to be first baseball trade card set
  • Designated as set H804-6 in the American Card Catalog
  • Card title is baseball term positioned at top
  • "Forbes Co. Boston" and "Copyrighted 1878" at bottom
  • Card backs are blank or carry advertiser message

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