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|Title||McLaughlin Coffee XXXX Calendar Trade Card|
|Size||3″ x 5″|
|Number in Set
1886 McLaughlin XXXX Coffee Calendar Trade Card Overview
McLaughlin’s XXXX Coffee brand produced a wide range of trade cards in the late 1800s. Most were non-sports subjects but several featured various sports, including baseball.
Some trade cards are difficult to date to a specific year. That isn’t the case here since it doubles as a calendar. The back has an 1886 calendar meaning it was certainly produced in that year.
The front includes a baseball scene with children. Three are shown sitting on a fence with the McLaughlin’s XXXX Coffee name printed onto it while two are participating in a game (a batter and a catcher). The trade card was designed by Shober and Carqueville Lithograph Company, a firm based in Chicago.
1886 McLaughlin XXXX Coffee Calendar Trade Card Checklist
This is a standalone issue not part of a set.