H804-33 Gold Medal Coffee Trade Cards Set and Checklist

‘It’s In The Details’

Title H804-33 Gold Medal Coffee Trade Cards
Year 1880s
Size 2 3/4″ x 4 1/2″
Images Color
Type Trade/Coffee
Number in Set

H804-33 Gold Medal Coffee Trade Cards Overview

This set is part of the baseball comic seSample baseball advertising trade card from Set H 804-33ries of trade cards. Noted collector Frank Keetz assigned it the designation used in his book, “Baseball Advertising Trade Cards 3rd Edition.”

The cards feature full color images of baseball players. The set’s classification comes from the presence of advertising for Gold Medal Coffee, which is printed at various spots of the cards. Backs of the cards are interesting in that they contained a testimonial of sorts from a professor at Ohio State University, touting the product and comparing it to other brands. The title reads, ‘Gold Medal Coffee Leads the Field.’

One noteworthy mention is that because this is also an issue for a coffee product, I have catalogued it both in that section (K-Cards) and in the advertising trade card (H-Cards) section.

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.

H804-33 Gold Medal Coffee Trade Cards Checklist

The cards in the set are not captioned. Below is a checklist of the cards based on Keetz’s descriptions in his book.

  1. Batter and catcher, bat on ground beside equipment box
  2. Batter, catcher, and first baseman, fence and wires in the rear
  3. First baseman about to tag sliding runner
  4. Grandstand, four players
  5. Grandstand, six players
  6. Pitcher, batter, catcher, three bats on ground
  7. Sliding runner has left hand on 2nd base with fielder holding ball aloft
  8. Two runners, two fielders, fence in rear
  9. Two of three players about to catch airborne ball

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