‘It’s In The Details’
|Title||203. Stecher Lithograph Company Trade Card
|Size||3 1/4″ x 5″|
|Number in Set
203. Stecher Lithograph Company Trade Card Overview
This is a trade card that featured a comical baseball scene.
This particular card shown was used to promote a stove. In the background, a cartoon baseball picture is shown. A pitcher is preparing to throw a ball with a catcher looking to receive it. The batter is shown straddling the catcher while awkwardly holding the bat.
The card appears to be printed solely for Belfast ranges. A Belfast range is pictured in the front and this is the only product I have seen associated with these cards. These are one of the rarer trade issues available.
The back includes a long advertisement for Belfast Ranges and focuses on all of the different styles available. It also states that they were manufactured by J.S. & M. Peckham, based in Utica, New York.
This card was numbered separately by noted trade card collector Frank Keetz in his book, “Baseball Advertising Trade Cards, 3rd Edition.” It was a trade card he identified but did not have a printed title on it. Because of that, he catalogued it with a number instead, which is the number in the title shown here.
The card was designed by the Stecher Lithograph Company.
203. Stecher Lithograph Company Trade Card Checklist
This appears to be a standalone issue not part of a set.