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|Title||Illinois Central Chicago Cubs and White Sox Schedule Blotter|
|Size||3″ x 6″|
|Number in Set
1930 Illinois Central Chicago Cubs and White Sox Schedule 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 served as an advertisement for the Illinois Central rail line service. It is of interest to sports collectors because, in addition to mentioning their business, it also included the 1930 home schedules of both the Chicago Cubs and Chicago White Sox baseball teams.
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.
1930 Illinois Central Chicago Cubs and White Sox Schedule Blotter Checklist
This is a standalone issue not part of a set.