1926 Jimmy Dykes Day Artisans Card
‘It’s In The Details’
|Title||Jimmy Dykes Day Artisans Card|
|Size||3″ x 5″
|Images||Black and White|
|Number in Set
1926 Jimmy Dykes Day Artisans Overview
These cards were used as a promotion for Jimmy Dykes Day at Shibe Park.
Dykes, then a member of the Philadelphia Athletics, was being honored by the Artisans – a fraternal society to which he belonged. The organization was said to have 22,000 male members at the time with assets of $2.2 million. They provided life insurance, sick benefits, and disability benefits, among other things.
Dykes is pictured on the card with a portrait shot in uniform inside of an oval. He is called a ‘Conscientious ball-player and a good sport’ on the card. The card also includes several of his lifetime highlights, including his graduation from high school, joining the Artisans, serving in the Army, and joining the Philadelphia Athletics.
The back of the card has information about the Artisans, encouraging new potential members to apply with any current member or at the Artisans location at the Penn Square Building in Philadelphia.
1926 Jimmy Dykes Day Artisans Checklist
This is a standalone issue not part of a set.