‘It’s In The Details’
|Title||Buckley, Dement, and Company Blotter|
|Size||4″ x 9″|
|Images||Color (Purple Ink)|
|Number in Set
1935 Buckley, Dement, and Company 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 blotter featured the home schedules of the hometown Chicago Cubs and Chicago White Sox team and was produced but a Chicago company, Buckley, Dement, and Company. The most interesting part of the blotter, however, does not have anything to do with those two teams. It features a picture of a batter that most collectors credit as being Babe Ruth. Ruth did not play for those teams but looks very much like the player that is depicted. And considering that the blotter generally sells for more than others with generic baseball players on them, it seems that most collectors feel that way, too.
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.
1935 Buckley, Dement, and Company Blotter Checklist
This is a standalone issue and not part of a set.