‘It’s In The Details’
|Title||Brown and Bigelow Casey at the Bat Ink Blotter|
|Size||3 1/2″ x 6 1/8″|
|Number in Set
1926 Brown and Bigelow Casey at the Bat Ink Blotter Overview
Ink blotters were generally rectangular cards that were popular in the days of fountain pens. They would usually be kept on desks and were used to allow people to wipe off excess ink. To properly absorb the ink, blotters are generally a little thicker and have a different texture than traditional cards.
This blotter was used as an advertisement for various companies. They are called a Brown and Bigelow issue because that was the producer. Brown and Bigelow is known for creating a wide variety of ink blotter issues, including several featuring generic athletes participating in a number of sports.
The blotter is called ‘Casey at the Bat’ as indicated at the bottom on the front. Because of that, it is a little more desirable than others as the Casey and the Bat theme is a popular one with collectors. The picture features a young boy at bat in a baseball stadium along with a catcher. While other blotters can be difficult to date, this one is not as it includes a 1926 copyright date.
Finally, it is also recognizable by the KK10B printed in small font on the fronts.
While not standard trading cards, blotters with sports figures are absolutely collectible. Because they were used to absorb extra ink, you will often find them with ink spots all over them. Ones that haven’t been covered in ink demand a premium.
Blotters were generally an advertisement for a specific product, service, or organization. Along with a picture of a sports figure or team, they usually sought to promote some type of product or business.
1926 Brown and Bigelow Casey at the Bat Ink Blotter Checklist
This is a standalone issue and not part of a set.