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Welch, Center Field, St. Louis, from the "Gold Coin" Tobacco Issue

Publisher:
D. Buchner & Co., New York (American, 19th century)
Date:
1887
Medium:
Commercial color lithography reproducing drawings
Dimensions:
Sheet: 3 1/16 x 1 3/4 in. (7.7 x 4.5 cm)
Classifications:
Prints, Ephemera
Credit Line:
The Jefferson R. Burdick Collection, Gift of Jefferson R. Burdick
Accession Number:
63.350.222.284.97
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 773
Trade cards from the "Gold Coin" series (N284), issued by D. Buchner in 1887 to promote Gold Coin Chewing Tobacco. In the American Card Catalog, Burdick named the series, "Leading Baseball Players, Police Inspectors and Captains, Jockeys, and Actors." The images in this series do not always represent the specific athletes named.
Inscription: Printed text on lower edge of card: WELCH - C. FIELD - ST. LOUIS.
[Printed text on verso of card not visible as card is affixed to original album page]
Jefferson R. Burdick; Donor: Jefferson R. Burdick (American, 1900–1963)
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