H804-36 W.D. Series Set and Checklist

‘It’s In The Details’

Title H804-36 W.D. Series Trade Cards
Year 1800s
Size 3″ x 4 1/4″
Images Color
Type Trade
Number in Set

H804-36 W.D. Series Trade Cards Overview

Sample baseball advertising trade card from Set H 804-36

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 color images of players. In addition, a small caption is printed onto each card as well. A decorative design is seen running along the bottom and left borders. The set received its name from the small ‘W.D.’ printed on each card.

While Keetz cataloged these as a trade card issue, they are not really trade cards. Instead, these were scorecards. One side featured the baseball images while the adjacent side was blank. Turning the cards over revealed a blank scorecard where a fan could keep score of a game and identify details, including team/player names, location, and the umpire.

Despite the fact that these are not actual trade cards, I have left them here to follow Keetz’s categorization of them which has become the industry standard.

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.

H804-36 W.D. Series Trade Cards Checklist

  1. A High Fly – Official Score
  2. “Low Ball” – Home
  3. “Put it Here” – 1st B
  4. Two Out, Two Strikes and Three on Bases – Catcher Equipment

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