1889 Sporting Life Girl Trade Card

‘It’s In The Details’

Title Sporting Life Girl Trade Card
Year 1889
Size 4″ x 7″
Images Color
Type Trade
Number in Set
1

1889 Sporting Life Girl Trade Card Overview

Sporting Life Girl Trade Card.jpgThis trade card was used to promote a popular sports publication.

The card served as an advertisement for Sporting Life’s magazines. Sporting Life was popular as sports became a bigger part of everyday lives in the U.S.

Pictured here is a card that covers the gamut when it comes to sports. Numerous pieces of sporting equipment were included along with a picture of a woman with a tennis racket. The primary scene on the card, however, is a baseball game being played. The publication was five cents, as advertised, and recipients of the trade card were encouraged to request a free sample copy.

Sporting Life was present in a number of baseball collectibles. Most notably, they produced the popular M116 baseball card set, among other cards and cabinets. In addition to those issues and this trade card, the company also distributed other trade cards.

Jefferson Burdick catalogued one of the company’s sets as the H804-8 issue. Additionally, they were featured in another trade issue of pink-colored cards (known as the H804-29 set, as catalogued by Frank Keetz), also encouraging readers to check out their publication.

1889 Sporting Life Girl Trade Card Checklist

This appears to be a standalone issue not part of a set.

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