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|Title||Sporting Times Baseball Scene Trade Card
|Size||3 3/4″ x 6″|
|Images||Black and White|
|Number in Set
Sporting Times Baseball Scene Trade Card Overview
This trade card was used to promote a popular sports publication.
The card served as an advertisement for the Sporting Times magazine. Sporting Times, like other sports-related publications, was popular as sports became a bigger part of everyday lives in the U.S.
The picture showed a baseball scene featuring children playing the sport. A confusing scene is paid out with a pitcher ready to throw to home plate but a runner attempting to steal third and the first baseman calling for the ball. A catcher has a bird cage over his head to serve as a catcher’s mask and a dog is present behind him while a number of adult male spectators look on from behind a fence that has the Sporting Times name on it.
Sporting Times was present in a number of baseball collectibles. Most notably, they produced the rare M117 baseball card set. In addition, the company produced an 1888 card featuring the World Champion New York Giants.
Sporting Times Baseball Scene Trade Card Checklist
This appears to be a standalone issue not part of a set.