219. Girl with Flower Wreaths and Baseball Scene Trade Card
‘It’s In The Details’
|Title||219. Girl with Flower Wreaths and Baseball Scene Trade Card
|Size||3″ x 5″|
|Number in Set
219. Girl with Flower Wreaths and Baseball Scene Trade Card Overview
This was a trade card that appeared to depict a unique baseball scene. What most collectors do not realize is that it actually does not.
The card, in general, appears to be more geared towards women. While what looks like a baseball scene is printed on it, which makes card collectors interested, the bulk of the scene shows a young girl using flowers to make flower wreaths.
This card was numbered separately by noted trade card collector Frank Keetz in his book, “Baseball Advertising Trade Cards, 3rd Edition.” It was a trade card he identified but did not have a printed title on it. Because of that, he catalogued it with a number instead, which is the number in the title shown here.
The card has often been called a baseball card because of the presence of a boy holding a stick and what looks like to be a ball in the air. However, it is clear that the boy is using the stick to knock down fruit from a tree. This type of scene was seen on other trade cards, too.
The giveaway is that more than one ‘ball’ is in the scene. One boy in front of the ‘batter’ is bending over for a piece of fruit. The two in the background are trying to catch a falling piece of fruit from the tree. And the tree itself has more fruit in it.
It is easy to look at the scene and believe it is a baseball scene. But a closer look shows that it clearly is not. Because the card was cataloged by Keetz, it will remain on the target of collectors — and thus, still carries value as it is a tougher card to find. However, the picture shown is not a baseball scene and demand for it should be as high as it is.
219. Girl with Flower Wreaths and Baseball Scene Trade Card Checklist
This appears to be a standalone issue not part of a set.