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1884   Lawson Base Ball Card Game


Year(s) Published: 1884
Hobby Designation:   --
Set Name: Lawson Game Cards
Card Size (inches): 2-1/2 x 3-1/2
Number of Cards in Set: 36
Est. Value (common; VG): $90

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Set Summary
  • Designed by Thomas W. Lawson and patented in 1884
  • First card game to mimic the real baseball game
  • Consists of 36 cards divided into three main groups
  • No cards with images (or even names) of real players
  • Two basic variations: brown-backed and blue-backed cards

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