Pennsylvania Women’s Christian Temperance Union Walter Johnson Blotter
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|Title||Pennsylvania Women’s Christian Temperance Union Walter Johnson Blotter|
|Size||3″ x 6″|
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Pennsylvania Women’s Christian Temperance Union Walter Johnson Blotter Overview
Ink blotters were generally rectangular cards that were popular in the days of fountain pens. They would usually be kept on desks and were used to allow people to wipe off excess ink. To properly absorb the ink, blotters are generally a little thicker and have a different texture than traditional cards.
This unique blotter was distributed by the Pennsylvania Women’s Christian Temperance Union based in Harrisburg. It includes a quote from Hall of Famer Walter Johnson that reads, “If you expect to stay in the game, leave alcohol alone. It gets you sooner or later.” Even though Johnson was a pitcher, a generic picture of a batter is shown on the card.
While not standard trading cards, blotters with sports figures are absolutely collectible. Because they were used to absorb extra ink, you will often find them with ink spots all over them. Ones that haven’t been covered in ink demand a premium.
Blotters were generally an advertisement for a specific product, service, or organization. Along with a picture of a sports figure or team, they usually sought to promote some type of product or business.
Pennsylvania Women’s Christian Temperance Union Walter Johnson Blotter Checklist
These are standalone issues and not part of a set.