1883 Bufford Roller Skating Baseball Trade Cards Set and Checklist

‘It’s In The Details’

Title Bufford Roller Skating Baseball Trade Cards
Year 1983 (or 1888)
Size 2 5/8″ x 4 3/8″
Images Color
Type Trade
Number in Set
 6

1883 Bufford Roller Skating Baseball Trade Cards Overview

baseball-roller-skating-trade-cards.jpgThis is a unique set of six trade cards. The cards featuring roller skating scenes of accidents or accidents waiting to happen.

The set is sought after by sports collectors because, while they do not feature baseball scenes, the titles of the cards are baseball terms.

Like most trade cards, these are printed on thinner paper material. Because of that, they are easily damaged. Bufford and Sons, a common lithographer, performed the artwork for these. While they are printed in color, the colors (as found on other Bufford issues) are muted and pale.

The set is commonly referred to as an 1883 issue and a copyright date is provided on the cards. However, it is difficult to read as the print is small and I believe it could read 1888 instead of 1883. For listing purposes, however, I have listed it as an 1883 set for now because that is the common belief.

1883 Bufford Roller Skating Baseball Trade Cards Checklist

  1. A Base Hit
  2. A Header
  3. A Mash
  4. Got Em Foul
  5. Oh! Don’t Let me Fall
  6. Short Stop

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