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1889   E. R. Williams Card Game


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Year(s) Published: 1889
ACC Designation:   --
Set Name: E. R. Williams Game
Card Size (inches): 2-1/2 x 3-1/2
Number of Cards in Set: 19
Est. Value (common; VG): $275



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Set Summary
  • "Egerton R. Williams Popular Indoor Base Ball Game"
  • Patented in 1886, copyright date of 1889
  • 52 card set with crossed bats dividing top and bottom half
  • Only 19 cards have player images; each shows two players
  • Each player is identified with image showing true likeness
  • Head-only portraits of named players
  • Rounded card corners and greentone printed backs
  • Deck with "sepia" printed variations discovered in 2011
  • Reference:
    "E. R. Williams Card Set: a Unique New Find," Old Cardboard eNews #83 (March 2011)


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