‘It’s In The Details’
|Title||207. Young Batter with Blue/Orange Socks Trade Card
|Size||3″ x 5″|
|Number in Set
207. Young Batter with Blue/Orange Socks Trade Card Overview
This is a trade card that was used by various businesses.
The card served as an advertisement for all sorts of products and included a color lithographic picture of a young boy at bat. The child is wearing blue and orange socks and also has blue and orange sleeves and a hat with those colors.
While this card is most commonly seen as a 3″ x 5″, it has also been seen in a larger format. Advertisers using this card printed their name and information in various places, including the front and/or the back.
Finally, some of the cards have an identifying mark. In the lower left corner, a ‘T’ appears in a shield along with a No. 75 (as shown in the card here).
This 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.
Of note is that this image was used on a larger card as well. The larger item includes the same picture of the boy but is inside of a larger pale green decorative frame.
Interestingly, the larger card also has a white background area behind the batter inside of the frame. Thus, the batter portion could be cut to display only the boy and make it look like these cards. However, trimmed cards such as that one can be distinguished because they do not have the small ‘T’ inside of a shield in the lower left corner like these cards.
207. Young Batter with Blue/Orange Socks Trade Card Checklist
This appears to be a standalone issue not part of a set.