‘It’s In The Details’
|Title||Dempsey’s National-American Base Ball Game Cards|
|Size||2 1/2″ x 3 1/2″
|Number in Set
1909 Dempsey’s National-American Base Ball Game
One of the rarer 20th Century baseball games that included cards is certainly the 1909 Dempsey’s National-American Base Ball Game. The overall game included a deck of playing cards, instructions, and a promotional insert.
The playing cards are what would be of interest to most collectors. One side has action words printed on it to dictate game play. The other side has a true baseball image, a generic picture of a player in orange ink. The player is standing with his feet apart and is the same picture shown on the box, which is pictured here.
Original price for the game was only $.25 or $.30 through the mail. If purchased through the mail, the game could be bought at Dempsey’s offices at 139 West Ninth Street in Brooklyn, NY.
1909 Dempsey’s National-American Base Ball Game Cards Checklist
No formal checklist for the set exists since the cards merely contain action words on them.