206. Baseball Scene with Crossed Bats and Flowers Trade Card (22)

‘It’s In The Details’

Title 206. Baseball Scene with Crossed Bats and Flowers Trade Card (22)
Year Unknown
Size 2 3/4″ x 4 9/16″
Images Color
Type Trade
Number in Set
4

206. Baseball Scene with Crossed Bats and Flowers Trade Card (22) Overview

206 Baseball Scene with Flowers Trade Card.jpgThese were trade cards that were used by various businesses. The identifying factor is a pair of crossed items in the lower left hand corner and flowers pictured above those with a color scene to the right.

The baseball card served as an advertisement for all sorts of products and included a color lithographic picture of a baseball scene. The game shown is at least a somewhat formal one since the teams are wearing matching uniforms and an umpire is present. While the baseball card is often thought to be a standalone issue, it is actually part of a set as other sports cards exist.

One, for example, depicts a hunting scene with crossed guns pictured as opposed to bats. Others depict rowing and fishing. Those other cards also have the No. 22 designation.

Companies using this trade card typically printed their information at the bottom in the blank area below the pictured scene. The card, like other trade issues, is printed on relatively thin stock.

The baseball 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 baseball card’s value has increased in recent years and is the most valuable one. Today, decent copies can fetch $75-$100.

206. Baseball Scene with Crossed Bats and Flowers Trade Card (22) Checklist

Known cards include the following:

  1. Baseball
  2. Fishing
  3. Hunting
  4. Rowing

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