212. Buffords Boy with Bat and Brown Uniform (626) Trade Card
‘It’s In The Details’
|Title||212. Buffords Boy with Bat and Brown Uniform (626) Trade Card
|Size||3 1/4″ x 6 1/2″|
|Number in Set
212. Buffords Boy with Bat and Brown Uniform (626) Trade Card Overview
This is a trade card that features a young child. Pictured is a boy wearing a brown, dress outfit. No other players are seen and he is merely holding a bat towards the ground, as if preparing to hit.
The card is further identifiable by a small printed ‘626’ in the lower right corner as well as the lithographer name, Buffords, in the left. The card also has a brown border around the edge, though it is not always shown when trimmed. These cards are often found trimmed. Thus, the Bufford name or the 626 is sometimes missing, as is the case of the shown card.
It should also be noted that at least two examples of this card exist, a smaller one and one that is slightly larger. Only the larger one is believed to have the ‘626’ numbering. in addition, some cards are blank on the front with only the picture and others have a printed or stamped advertiser name.
While many believe this to be a singular, standalone card, that is not the case. Others with different numbers in the 600s are known. While other sports cards may exist, others I have seen thus far have been non-sports cards.
Bufford was a popular lithographer of trade cards. Like these cards, their name is often found printed in small letters in the background.
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.
212. Buffords Boy with Bat and Brown Uniform (626) Trade Card Checklist
A complete checklist for this set is unknown.