Earliest Baseball Cards
A baseball card is a type of trading card usually printed on card stock but in some cases on some other type of material.
Earliest baseball cards. The earliest known baseball card having won several city championships the brooklyn atlantics dominated new york baseball in the early 1860s. Mainland but are also common in puerto rico or countries such as canada cuba and japan where top level leagues are present with a substantial fan base to support them. But which one is the very best. The cards normally have a picture of a baseball player or a group of baseball players on the front and some biographical information statistics or advertising on the card backs.
They were much like flyers handed out for free on street corners. Some notable baseball card producing companies include topps upper deck company and panini group. Baseball cards are most often found in the us. A brief history of baseball cards.
By 6 12 in. Earliest signed baseball cards. Well i decided it was time to rank them. From the earliest cards in the 1950s to the colorful 1970s to todays modern design baseball cards have always had a remarkably wide range of looks.
Ten baseball players are included in the set which also depicts six other sports. Heres a look at his earliest cards. As these cards were printed up in large amounts at least for those days and were used for commercial purposes they are considered the first modern baseball cards. 275 x 15 inches this set is generally acknowledged as the first significant tobacco set issued.
Back to beginners guide. This 1860 brooklyn atlantics baseball card is the oldest known team card and is being offered at the heritage auctions sports platinum night auction in chicago on july 30 2015. 1840s 1867 in the period before and just after the american civil war baseball became an increasingly popular sport in the united states. 1907 w600 sporting life dated to 1907 this may be ty cobbs earliest appearance on something resembling a trading card.