1887 H804-24 Ball (C-679) Trade Cards Set and Checklist

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Title H804-24 Ball (C-679) Trade Cards
Year 1887
Size 3″ x 4 1/2″
Images Color
Type Trade
Number in Set

1887 H804-24 Ball (C-679) Trade Cards Overview

Sample baseball advertising trade card from Set H 804-24

This set is part of the baseball comic series of trade cards. Noted collector Frank Keetz assigned it the designation used in his book, “Baseball Advertising Trade Cards 3rd Edition.”

The cards feature a variety of humorous baseball scenes. The set gets its name due to each card featuring a baseball in some manner as well a printed ‘C-679′ in a corner on each card. In addition to the picture, each card also has a brief caption.

Dating many trade cards is difficult since it isn’t easy to find when most were printed. However, these cards can be dated to 1887 as a copyright bearing that date appears on them. Some may certainly have been printed later than that, but the 1887 date is considered to be the standard when determining the year for this set.

These cards are quite rare. They rarely appear for sale and when they do, you can expect to pay more than $100 for one of them in some cases.

Most trade cards can be found with a variety of advertisers and that is no exception here. For that reason, you will find these with different retailers’ names printed on them. Advertisements for them are typically at the top against the backdrop of the clear sky.

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.

1887 H804-24 Ball (C-679) Trade Cards Checklist

  1. Foul
  2. Home Run
  3. Safe
  4. Strike

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