1913 A Fan for a Fan

‘It’s In The Details’

Title A Fan for a Fan
Year 1913
Size 7 1/4″ in diameter
Images Color
Type Tobacco
Number in Set
5

1913 A Fan for a Fan Overview

Hal Chase Fan for a Fan.jpgThese unique items were small, cardboard fans offered as a premium item from Bull Durham tobacco.

The fans were pictures of baseballs that were attached to a stick. Each baseball had a player’s head on it with his name at the bottom. The ‘A Fan for a Fan’ name was also printed at the top.

It isn’t known how many of these were produced but since they were offered only as premiums and not distributed with tobacco products like cards were, production was certainly limited.

For a while, the producer of these items was not known. However, advertisements such as this one have been discovered, linking them to Bull Durham. They were offered for free to purchasers of a five-cent package of Bull Durham tobacco. Part of the reason for the rarity is also linked to the fact that they were not available for long. The advertisement linked says they would be available for only a few days, in fact.

1913 A Fan for a Fan Checklist

  1. Home Run Baker
  2. Hal Chase
  3. Ty Cobb
  4. Larry Doyle
  5. Christy Mathewson

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