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Drake, Detroit, American League, from the Brown Background series (T207) for the American Tobacco Company

Publisher:
Issued by American Tobacco Company
Date:
1912
Medium:
Commercial lithograph
Dimensions:
Sheet: 2 5/8 x 1 1/2 in. (6.7 x 3.8 cm)
Classifications:
Prints, Ephemera
Credit Line:
The Jefferson R. Burdick Collection, Gift of Jefferson R. Burdick
Accession Number:
63.350.246.207.57
Not on view
Trade cards from the "Brown Background" series (T207), issued 1912 to promote brands of cigarettes and loose tobacco distributed by the American Tobacco Company.
Inscription: Printed text on lower edge of card: DRAKE - DETROIT - AMER.
Printed text on verso of card: Del Drake/ Del Drake, a youngster,/ forced to show his wares in/ company with Ty Cobb and/ Bam Crawford, the Detroit/ outfielding stars, had a tough/ time of it in fast company/ on this account. Drake was/ first nabbed as Davy Jones'/ understudy. His professional/ career received its first boom/ with the Wilkesbarre class of/ the New York State [illegible]/ where Jennings dug him up./ In 95 games as a Tiger out-/fielder last summer he batted/ .279 and fielded .942, well up/ in the list. [verso: cigarette brand at bottom of card not visible].
Jefferson R. Burdick; Donor: Jefferson R. Burdick (American, 1900–1963)
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