1927 3M Golf Blotters Set and Checklist

‘It’s In The Details’

Title 3M Golf Ink Blotter
Year 1927
Size 3 7/8″ x 8 15/16″
Images Color
Type Ink Blotters
Number in Set
 3 (?)

1927 3M Golf Blotters Overview

1927 3M Golf Blotter 2Ink 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.

These blotters were distributed by the Minnesota Mining & Manufacturing (3M) Company, which was based out of St. Paul Minnesota. These blotters have large color cartoon images on them as well as a title at the bottom.

The blotters are golf themed but also serve as an advertisement for 3M’s products. These blotters specifically promoted the company’s “Wetordry” waterproof sandpaper product. A short quote appears on the blotters for the product, which is signed by ‘The Wetordry Representative.’

1927 3M Golf Blotter

Images for the blotters were created by the G.B. Company, based in Joliet, Illinois, as evidenced by their name appearing on them. Some, if not all, were printed by the N.Y. Eve World Press Publishing Company.

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.

1927 3M Golf Blotters Checklist

To date, I have seen only two cards from this set. More, however, may exist.

  1. The Game is Never Lost nor Won ‘Til it’s Over
  2. Never Refuse Luck and Never Count on it
  3. You Can’t do the Right Thing the Wrong Way

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