1922 Brooklyn Robins vs. All Collegians (Holy Cross) Blotter
‘It’s In The Details’
|Title||Brooklyn Robins vs. All Collegians Blotter|
|Size||4″ x 9″|
|Images||Black and White|
|Number in Set
1922 Brooklyn Robins vs. All Collegians (Holy Cross) Blotter Overview
Ink blotters were generally rectangular cards that were popular in the days of fountain pens. They would usually be kept on desks and were used to allow people to wipe off excess ink. To properly absorb the ink, blotters are generally a little thicker and have a different texture than traditional cards.
This blotter is an advertisement for a baseball game between the Brooklyn Robins (later the Brooklyn Dodgers) and the Holy Cross collegiate team. The game was to take place on Thursday, September 28th at 4:00 p.m. during the three-day Rockville Fair. Unfortunately, instead of a baseball player or the Robins’ team pictured, a generic photograph of the Fair was presented on the card.
While not standard trading cards, blotters with sports figures are absolutely collectible. Because they were used to absorb extra ink, you will often find them with ink spots all over them. Ones that haven’t been covered in ink demand a premium.
Blotters were generally an advertisement for a specific product, service, or organization. Along with a picture of a sports figure or team, they usually sought to promote some type of product or business.
1922 Brooklyn Robins vs. All Collegians (Holy Cross) Blotter Checklist
This is a standalone issue and not part of a set.