‘It’s In The Details’
|Title||221. Monarch Catsup Batter Trade Card
|Size||3 1/2″ x 5 1/2″|
|Number in Set
221. Monarch Catsup Batter Trade Card Overview
This was a trade card that promoted a popular ketchup brand.
The card served as an advertisement for Monarch Catsup, a food product established back in the 1850s. The picture features a baseball batter at the plate using a jumbo-sized bottle of the ketchup as a bat. Instead of a home plate, a dinner plate of beans is used.
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.
221. Monarch Catsup Batter Trade Card Checklist
This appears to be a standalone issue not part of a set.