‘It’s In The Details’
|Title||Dr. Jayne’s Expectorant Baseball Folder|
|Size||5″ x 6″|
|Number in Set
Dr. Jayne’s Expectorant Baseball Folder Overview
Dr. Jayne was an alternative medical doctor of sorts, releasing numerous products in the late 1800s/early 1900s. Over that time, he did quite a bit of advertising and his name is included on all sorts of non-sports trade cards.
One of his issues, however, was this unique uncut baseball sheet. It includes six players that could be cutout and, using tabs on the bottom, stood up.
The back of the sheet provided instructions for cutting the players out and standing them upward. It also labeled the individual players by position and advertised his products, such as Jayne’s Expectorant and Jayne’s Tonic Vermifuge. The back states that this is ‘Jayne’s Baseball Folder No. 2.’
It isn’t known how many others exist. This one, anyway, depicts players with a letter ‘J’ on their jersey – presumably for the Jayne name.
An exact date is not known for this sheet but the advertisement on the back for the expectorant product states that it has been used for 85 years. This sheet is estimated to have been produced in the 1910s.
Dr. Jayne’s Expectorant Baseball Folder Checklist
A complete checklist of this issue is not currently known. To date, I have seen a few sheets and all had the No. 2 designation on the back. The six players by position are:
- 1st Baseman
- 2nd Baseman
- Center Fielder
- Left Fielder