‘It’s In The Details’
|Title||Servus Basketball Shoes Blotter
|Size||3″ x 7″|
|Images||Black and White / Color|
|Number in Set
Servus Basketball Shoes 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 served as an advertisement for Servus Basketball Shoes. Basketball was an emerging sport in the 1930s and this company was a bit ahead of its time. Servus advertised its four different types of basketball sneakers – not only on this blotter but in much of its advertising, as seen here. Servus identified four different types of play, insisting that different shoes were required for each one. They even marketed to women’s basketball players, which was exceedingly rare.
This attractive blotter shows the Servus line and features a picture of a basketball player wearing the sneakers.
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.
Servus Basketball Shoes Blotter Checklist
This is a standalone issue and not part of a set.