H804-13 Old Style New Style Trade Cards Set and Checklist

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Title H804-13 Old Style New Style Trade Cards
Year 1800s
Size 3″ x 4 1/2″
Images Color
Type Trade
Number in Set

H804-13 Old Style New Style Trade Cards Overview

Sample baseball advertising trade card from Set H 804-13

This set is part of the baseball comic series of trade cards.

The cards feature a variety of humorous baseball scenes. The set gets its name from the contrasting images and text printed on the fronts. Each card has two pictures – one depicting an older baseball scene and another with a more current scene. The older picture has ‘Old Style’ on it while the newer one, ‘New Style.’

In some cases, the newer style depicts what can be seen as advances in the game. For example, the card featuring a catcher shows a player without a mask getting hit in the face with a baseball as the ‘Old Style.’ The ‘New Style’ shows a catcher wearing a protective mask and shielded from the ball.

As is the case with most trade cards, these are fragile and printed on thinner card stock. For that reason, they can be torn or ripped quite easily and damaged easier than standard baseball cards.

Many trade cards were used by numerous companies and that is the case with this set. That is in part because it was easier to use artwork that was already produced rather than going through the trouble of creating your own. For that reason, the fronts of the card can be blank or include an advertisement for different companies.

H804-13 Old Style New Style Checklist

  1. The Batter
  2. The Catcher
  3. The Fielder
  4. The Pitcher
  5. The Scorer
  6. The Umpire

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