‘It’s In The Details’
|Title||Dr. Thompson’s Eye Water ‘A Home Run’ Trade Card
|Size||3″ x 4 1/2″|
|Number in Set
1930s Dr. Thompson’s Eye Water ‘A Home Run’ Trade Card Overview
This unique card is one of likely one of the latest pre-war baseball advertising trade issues.
The card is an advertisement for Dr. Thompson’s Eye Water, a product that lasted for a long time. Some reports, such as this one, state that it was available for nearly 150 years, until 1939 at the latest. Other sources, however, say it was around for almost 200 years. Whatever the case, the product had a long history starting in the late 1700s and into the 1900s.
Many trade issues for the company exist, including this one featuring a young, unnamed baseball player. The card is titled, ‘A Home Run’ and a boy is being chased by a woman with a stick, as indicated by the shadow against a house. It is desired by baseball collectors as the boy is running with a baseball bat. At the bottom of the card is a mention of Dr. Thompson’s eye water, which was to soothe painful eyes.
Dating on the card is a bit of an unknown. However, given the clothing of the boy and the baseball bat he is carrying, this appears to be a later trade card produced sometime around the 1930s. Given its date, you might be inclined to expect to see more of these around. It is, instead, a fairly rare trade card compared to earlier issues.
1930s Dr. Thompson’s Eye Water ‘A Home Run’ Trade Card Checklist
This is a standalone issue not part of a set.