H804-30 Planet R809 Trade Cards Set and Checklist

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Title H804-30 Planet R809 Trade Cards
Year 1800s
Size 3″ x 4 1/2″
Images Color
Type Trade
Number in Set
4

H804-30 Planet R809 Trade Cards Overview

Sample baseball advertising trade card from Set H 804-30

This set is part of the baseball comic series of trade cards. Noted collector Frank Keetz assigned it the designation used in his book, “Baseball Advertising Trade Cards 3rd Edition.”

The cards feature a variety of humorous baseball scenes. In particular, the players depicted are shown in outer space. A caption, seemingly identifying the players as planets, is provided. Each one has the name of a planet and a short title. In addition, the set is recognizable due tot he printing of a small ‘R809’ in a corner on each card.

The cards are printed in color but the color scheme is a mostly drab one with dull greens and tans as the overwhelming theme.

As is the case with most trade cards, these are fragile and printed on thinner card stock. For that reason, they can be torn or ripped quite easily and damaged easier than standard baseball cards.

H804-30 Planet R809 Trade Cards Checklist

  1. Jupiter “Taking a Fly”
  2. Mars “Behind the Bat”
  3. Mercury “Making a Home Run”
  4. Saturn “Holding his Base”

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