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1898 Baltimore Americans National Base Ball Game Supplement Overview
This rare 1800s piece was a supplement in a Baltimore newspaper. The entire sheet included a stadium to be used as a playing surface and numerous individual die-cut players to be cut out and inserted into the field. They had tabs on the bottoms of them.
The players are generic but could be theoretically given names. They are named the Baltimore Americans, which were the Baltimore Orioles. Depending on their position, players could could be considered the actual Orioles from the 1898 team.
These can be found complete and in uncut condition but may supplements were also cut and used, so it is possible to find individual pieces as well. Collectors with individual pieces will be hard-pressed to determine which issue they are from as there are no markings on them other than a tab with the card number and position.
A total of 16 pieces are on the uncut supplement (14 players, one small stadium piece, and the larger, main stadium piece.
Shown here is one of the individual pieces from the supplement.
1898 Baltimore Americans National Base Ball Game Supplement Checklist
The supplement is a standalone issue.