‘It’s In The Details’
|Title||WG1 Base Ball Playing Cards
|Size||2 1/2″ x 3 1/2″
|Number in Set
1888 WG1 Base Ball Playing Cards Overview
The WG1 Base Ball playing card set is the oldest catalogued gaming card designated as a WG set in the American Card Catalog.
At 72 cards, it is a little bigger than the typical gaming card issue in terms of quantity.
The cards feature color images of players as well as their name and position. Backs of the cards have a typical playing card design printed in blue ink. Numerous big names are included in the set, such as Cap Anson and King Kelly.
The set is interesting in that it uses virtually the same pose/design for all players of the same position. All right fielders, for instance, are depicted with their left hand on their hip and leaning over slightly. Uniform combinations change between player as do some other minor characteristics, such as facial hair. But in general, the poses for each position remain the same throughout the set.
WG1 Base Ball Checklist
Here are pictures of all of the cards in the set.
- Van Haltren