1936 Cotton Belt Route Dizzy Dean Blotter
‘It’s In The Details’
|Title||Cotton Belt Route Dizzy Dean Blotter|
|Size||4″ x 9″|
|Images||Black and White|
|Number in Set
1936 Cotton Belt Route Dizzy Dean 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 is an advertisement for the Cotton Belt Route and features Hall of Fame pitcher Dizzy Dean. Dean’s full name is not mentioned but it is recognized as a Dizzy Dean issue because of the slogan, “Dizzy Speed with Safe Control” as well as the use of a pitcher on it. The blotter is also unique as it mentions that it was created using cotton grown on the cotton belt route. The Cotton Belt Route was also known as The St. Louis Southwestern Railway, which ran from St. Louis through parts of Texas. The blotter is somewhat unique compared to others as it has a vertical layout when the majority used a horizontal layout.
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.
1936 Cotton Belt Route Dizzy Dean Blotter Checklist
This is a standalone issue and not part of a set.