Newspaper Die-Cut Baseball Player Trade Cards

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Title Newspaper Die-Cut Baseball Player Trade Card
Year Unknown
Size 2″ x 5″
Images Color
Type Trade
Number in Set

Newspaper Die-Cut Baseball Player Trade Cards Overview

chicago_herald.jpgThis is a trade card that was used to promote newspapers.

These cards are cataloged by Frank Keetz, who called them the Chicago Herald die-cuts. However, the cards were actually issued for more than one entity as I have seen this same card printed with the name of the Detroit Free Press on it instead. Other reported issues are the Boston Globe and Boston Herald.

It is unknown how many newspapers used the die-cut with their own name but like most trade cards, they were certainly printed for more than one company.

The die-cut card cut to the shape of a generic baseball player depicts a boy with a Chicago Herald uniform holding a baseball bat. It might have the appearance of a Z-Card (paper doll) to some but as the clothes are not interchangeable, it is strictly a die-cut trade card.

The uniform consists of a light blue jersey/shirt, white pants, red socks, and a red and white striped hat.

The card is 5″ tall and is actually composed of three pieces making parts of the boy move. The cards are quite rare and not seen too often.

Newspaper Die-Cut Baseball Player Trade Cards Checklist

Known subjects are listed below, however, others may exist.

  1. Boston Globe
  2. Boston Herald
  3. Chicago Herald
  4. Detroit Free Press

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