The 1925 A.C. Company stereoview set is one of the more common later issues of stereoscopic cards.
This set, like most stereoscopic issues, includes primarily non-sports subjects. However, it also includes a pair of major sports cards.
One, shown here, pictures a Yale baseball player making a sacrifice hit. While the card is sometimes described by others as a bunt, the player isn’t in a typical bunting pose. Numbered 61 in the set, the exact phrase on the card is also ‘A Sacrifice Hit.’ Yale did field a team in 1925 but the exact player is not identified.
The baseball player typically warrants the most attention from collectors but a few others are noteworthy, too. No. 52 features an unknown boxer with the caption, ‘A Long Reach.’ A diving card titled, ‘Ready! One, Two’ is featured as card No. 64. And while it is not a sports card, No. 51 pictures Charlie Chaplin with the caption, ‘Oh! You Lemon Cream Pie.’
Stereoscopes (sometimes called stereoscopic cards or stereoviews) are cataloged as Q-Cards in the American Card Catalog and typically have two images printed on them. When looked at using a viewer, they appear as one three-dimensional image.
1925 A.C. Company Stereoview Checklist
A complete checklist for this set is not known. The known major sports issues included in it are listed below.