1900 T203 Mayo’s Base Ball Comics Set and Checklist

‘It’s In The Details’

Title T203 Mayo’s Base Ball Comics
Year 1900
Size 2″ x 3 1/8″
Images Color
Type Tobacco
Number in Set

T203 Mayo’s Base Ball Comics Overview

T203 Mayo BackT203 12 A Two Bagger.jpgThe T203 Mayo’s Base Ball set can be considered a non-sports card of sorts by some collectors at first glance. Fronts include baseball-related slogans with pictures of non-sports activities.

However, it is considered by most to be a legitimate baseball card set. That is because the set was is clearly cited as a humorous baseball issue as mentioned on the backs. The reverse of the cards call this series “Base Ball Comics” and relayed the fact that there were 25 different designs (cards) in the collection.

The fronts of the cards include a color image of a humorous nature. A title is printed along the bottom with the particular baseball phrase.

Cards were issued with Mayo’s Cut Plug tobacco and Winner Cut Plug tobacco.

Back Variations

It should be noted that two different back types are known for these cards. The first, more common version, has an advertisement for Mayo’s Cut Plug tobacco while the second has an add for Winner Cut Plug tobacco.

Both advertisements cite the merits of the particular brand, though, with different words. Mayo backs say the tobacco is ‘always good for smoke and chew.’ Winner backs state that it is ‘good from start to finish’ and ‘a fine smoke and chew.’ The Winner backs are significantly rarer.

T203 Mayo’s Base Ball Comics Checklist

  1. An All-Star Battery
  2. Th Bleacher
  3. Caught Napping
  4. A Crack Outfielder
  5. A Fancy Twirler
  6. A Fine Slide
  7. A Fowl Bawl
  8. A Great Game
  9. A Home Run
  10. The Naps
  11. On to the Curves
  12. Out
  13. Put out on First
  14. The Red Sox
  15. Right over the Plate
  16. Rooting for the Home Team
  17. A Short Stop
  18. A Star Catcher
  19. Stealing a Base
  20. Stealing Home
  21. Strike One
  22. A Tie Game
  23. A Two Bagger
  24. A White Wash
  25. A Wild Pitch

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