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Smith, Catcher, Detroit, American League, from the Baseball Gum series (E92), issued by John H. Dockman & Son

Publisher:
Issued by John H. Dockman & Son, Baltimore
Date:
1909
Medium:
Commercial color lithograph
Dimensions:
Sheet: 2 3/4 × 1 1/2 in. (7 × 3.8 cm)
Classifications:
Prints, Ephemera
Credit Line:
The Jefferson R. Burdick Collection, Gift of Jefferson R. Burdick
Accession Number:
Burdick 314, E92.29
Not on view
Trade cards from the "Baseball Gum" series (E92), issued 1909. The series is often divided by collectors into subsets based on four different company issues. The card rectos are the same in each subset, but the series displays four different verso designs: John H. Dockman & Son; Nadja Caramel; Croft's Cocoa; and Croft's Candy. This card is from the Dockman subset.
Inscription: Printed text along lower edge of card: Smith, c. Detroit Amer.
Printed text on verso of card: Base Ball Gum/ THIS CARD IS ONE/ OF A SET OF/ 50 Base Ball Players/ PROMINENT MEM-/BERS OF NATIONAL/ AND AMERICAN/ LEAGUES, ONE OF/ WHICH IS WRAP-/PED WITH EVERY/ PACKAGE OF BASE/ BALL GUM./ Manufactured only by/ JOHN H. DOCKMAN & SON.
Jefferson R. Burdick; Donor: Jefferson R. Burdick (American, 1900–1963)
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