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1887   H804-17   "Blueish-Green Series" Trade Cards


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Year(s) Published: 1887
ACC Designation:   H804-17
Set Name: "Bluish-Green Series" TCs
Card Size (inches): 3 x 5
Number of Cards in Set: 9
Est. Value (common; VG): $55



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Set Summary
  • Popular early postcard-size baseball trade card set
  • Baseball caricatures feature enlarged heads and striped caps
  • Designated in the hobby as trade card set H804-17
  • Captions on each of nine cards relate to image on card
  • 1887 date based on cards found with schedule or scorecard backs
  • References:
    1) Lyman Hardeman, "1887 H804-17 Trade Cards: Early Baseball Cartoon Ads" Old Cardboard Magazine, Issue #5 (Fall 2005), p. 36-37


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