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|Title||J.M. Secord Get This Blotter
|Size||3″ x 6″|
|Number in Set
J.M. Secord Get This Blotter Overview
Ink blotters were generally rectangular cards that were popular in the days of fountain pens. They would usually be kept on desks and were used to allow people to wipe off excess ink. To properly absorb the ink, blotters are generally a little thicker and have a different texture than traditional cards.
This blotter was an advertisement for a merchandiser, J.M. Secord, in Ebenezer, New York. The company advertised calendars and novelties of all kinds, stating that they had merchandise for resale. The card features a young baseball player at the plate with the ball on the way. It also has ‘Get This’ printed in the lower border area.
While not standard trading cards, blotters with sports figures are absolutely collectible. Because they were used to absorb extra ink, you will often find them with ink spots all over them. Ones that haven’t been covered in ink demand a premium.
Blotters were generally an advertisement for a specific product, service, or organization. Along with a picture of a sports figure or team, they usually sought to promote some type of product or business.
J.M. Secord Get This Blotter Checklist
This is a standalone issue and not part of a set.