H804-40 Penfold’s Comical Cards Set and Checklist

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Title H804-40 Penfold’s Comical Trade Cards
Year 1800s
Size 2 1/4″ x 3 5/8″
Images Black and White
Type Trade
Number in Set

H804-40 Penfold’s Comical Cards Overview

Sample baseball advertising trade card from Set H 804-40

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.”

These cards feature black and white images of baseball players and various humorous scenes and captions. The tops feature a picture with a short caption and the C.C. Penfold name, the apparent artist or producer. The bottoms included an advertisement.

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.

H804-40 Penfold’s Comical Cards Checklist

  1. A Base in Time Saves Nine
  2. A Foul Ball
  3. A Grounder
  4. A Home Run
  5. A Lively Ball
  6. A Sky Flyer
  7. A Three Base Hit
  8. Batting
  9. Catch (H)er
  10. Fly Catch
  11. Over the Fence is Out
  12. Pitcher
  13. Short Stop

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