‘It’s In The Details’
|Title||Ed Konetchy St. Louis Team Promotional Card|
|Size||2 1/2″ x 4″
|Images||Black and White|
|Number in Set
1912 Ed Konetchy St. Louis Team Promotional Card Overview
This unique card is believed to have been printed in 1912. It features St. Louis Cardinals player Ed Konetchy.
Konetchy played the first seven years of his career with the St. Louis Cardinals before joining the Pittsburgh Pirates in 1914. In all, he played 15 seasons, including stints with the Boston Braves, Brooklyn Robins, and Philadelphia Phillies. He was one of the best players on the team in 1912, leading the Cardinals starters in hitting.
The purpose of the card is not currently known. It features a portrait of Konetchy wearing a suit and states that he and the St. Louis Cardinals will be at League Park on October 20th. The back lists Konetchy’s statistics up to that point.
One interesting note is that the cards were seemingly printed prior to the end of the regular season, well in advance of the event on October 20th. Konetchy was listed has having a .332 batting average ‘up to date’ but he finished the year with a .314 average. according to Baseball Reference.
The date on the card proves that this would have been printed for some non-regular season game event. The 1912 World Series between the New York Giants and Boston Red Sox ended on October 16th and the regular season was over for some time before that. And because other cards of other players are not known, this card could have been printed for some special event involving only Konetchy. League Park was the Cardinals’ stadium.
1912 Ed Konetchy St. Louis Team Promotional Card Checklist
This is a standalone issue not part of a set.