1892 N360 Little Rhody/S.W. Venable Tobacco Base Ball Scenes Set and Checklist

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Title N360 Little Rhody/S.W. Venable Tobacco Base Ball Scenes
Year 1892
Size 1 5/8″ x 2 1/2″
Images Color
Type 19th Century Tobacco
Number in Set
9

1892 N360 Little Rhody/S.W. Venable Tobacco Base Ball Scenes Overview

N360 Little Rhody Woman Pitcher.jpgUnlike some other early sepia-toned tobacco issues featuring female athletes such as the N48 or the N508 sets, the N360 set was a full-color set. It is a rare issue featuring various women in assorted baseball poses.

Unlike the somewhat similar N557 Little Rhody Cut Plug National Sports set, this set contains only women in baseball scenes. Some of the poses in the set can be considered a bit risque for the time period.

The cards are recognized as either Little Rhody Cut Plug cards or S.W. Venable Tobacco cards. The Little Rhody Cut Plug cards have that name on the front and baseball schedules on the back. The S.W. Venable cards have an ad with that name on the back. Lithographs were apparently created by the Donaldson Brothers out of New York as their name and location is printed in small lettering on the fronts.

1892 N360 Little Rhody/S.W. Venable Tobacco Base Ball Scenes Checklist

The cards are unnumbered and presented below in random order

  1. Batter
  2. Fielder catching ball two-handed
  3. Fielder running and waiting for ball (no ball in picture)
  4. Fielder still and waiting for ball (no ball in picture)
  5. Fielder hands on knees
  6. Fielder on base catching ball one-handed
  7. Fielder on base waiting for ball
  8. Fielder on base holding ball
  9. Fielder on base ready to throw ball
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