‘It’s In The Details’
|Title||McKibbin Leather Sport Jackets / New York Yankees Blotter
|Size||4″ x 7 1/2″|
|Images||Black and White|
|Number in Set
1927 McKibbin Leather Sport Jackets / New York Yankees 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 McKibbin Leather Sport Jackets. The card states that they were worn by several teams including the New York Yankees (pictured on the card), St. Louis Browns, New York Giants, and Philadelphia Athletics. The card features a team photo of the Yankees and includes the names of the players at the bottom.
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.
1927 McKibbin Leather Sport Jackets / New York Yankees Blotter Checklist
This is a standalone issue and not part of a set.