1884 H804-14 Big White Shoes Trade Cards Set and Checklist

‘It’s In The Details’

Title H804-14 Big White Shoes Trade Cards
Year 1884
Size 2 3/4″ x 4 1/2″
Images Color
Type Trade
Number in Set

H804-14 Big White Shoes Trade Cards Overview

H804-14 A Double Play Trade CardThis 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 players in the pictures wearing, you guessed it, big white shoes. Like many other baseball trade cards, the pictures are someone humorous in nature.

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 with only the image of the player or include an advertisement for different companies.

Many trade cards are difficult to date. However, one card in this set seems to point to an 1884 date for it. The card is titled, “The Style of Curve for this Season.” The picture shows a player throwing a curve ball with a dotted line emulating the path of it. The line spells out ‘1884’ in the sky, making this set likely from that year.

H804-14 Big White Shoes Trade Cards Checklist

  1. A double play
  2. A good “pick up”
  3. Right there, every time
  4. Score another
  5. The style of curve for this season
  6. The umpire
  7. Waiting for an out – curve
  8. Well caught
  9. Where do you want it

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