It’s In The Details’
|Title||Batter Up Baseball Game Cards
|Size||2 1/2″ x 3 1/2″
|Number in Set
1908 Batter Up Baseball Game Cards Overview
This game was produced in 1908 by the Fenner Game Company, based in Toledo, Ohio. It was originally sold for fifty cents.
Like many card games, they did not include a large box with a playing surface. Instead, the cards were packaged in a small box. One side of the box included a small field and game tokens were included to act as baserunners. As was the case with many early games, these cards included only printed actions on them to dictate game play.
This game was a little different than most as it actually included two different decks of cards used for game play. One deck had cards that looked like standard playing cards numbered 2-10, J, Q, K, A. However, the cards had a baseball action printed on them, which determined game play.
The second deck had cards with a baseball graphic and the words ‘Batted Ball’ on one side. The other included a specific action, which occurred.
In addition to the cards, an instructions sheet and scoring sheet was also included.
1908 Batter Up Baseball Game Cards Checklist
The cards in the set mimic those in a standard playing card deck with four of each (one in each suit of clubs, diamonds, hearts, and spades) of the following cards: 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, Jack, Queen, King, Ace.