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Brackenridge, Vernon, Pacific Coast League, from the "Obak Baseball Players" set (T212), issued by the American Tobacco Company to promote Obak Mouthpiece Cigarettes

Publisher:
Issued by the California branch of the American Tobacco Company
Date:
1911
Medium:
Commercial color lithograph
Dimensions:
Sheet: 2 5/8 × 1 1/2 in. (6.7 × 3.8 cm)
Classifications:
Prints, Ephemera
Credit Line:
The Jefferson R. Burdick Collection, Gift of Jefferson R. Burdick
Accession Number:
63.350.246.212.248
Not on view
Trade cards from the "Obak Baseball Players" series (T212), distributed by the California branch of the American Tobacco Company to promote their Obak Mouthpiece Cigarettes brand. The set was released in three separate subsets, one per year from 1909 through 1911.
Inscription: Printed text along lower edge of card: BRACKENRIDGE, VERNON, P. C. L.
Printed text on card verso: BRACKENRIDGE- a heady pitcher, hav-/ing fine speed and fine/ control over spit-ball./ He is one of the best/ fielding pitchers on the/ Coast. Is a right-/hander and has a de-/ceiving move in/ catching base runners/ off the bases./ [Stats for 1908, 1909, and 1910 seasons]/ OBAK/ SPEAKS QUALITY/ IN ANY COMPANY/ FACTORY No 171 1ST DIST. CAL.
Jefferson R. Burdick; Donor: Jefferson R. Burdick (American, 1900–1963)
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