Q-Cards (Stereoscopic Cards)
Q-Cards are designated in the American Card Catalog as stereoscopic cards.
These rare types of ‘card’ were primarily printed in the 1800s. Even pre-war ones in the early 1900s are considered to be among the later issues as they were getting less popular as time went on.
Stereoscopic cards (sometimes called stereoviews) typically have two images printed on them. When looked at using a viewer, they appear as one three-dimensional image. The cards are sometimes called stereoscopes but that is actually the name of the viewer.
Most of these cards are non-sports related and include pictures of people, buildings, or places. However, a few do include sports subjects (both generic/non-professionals and ones featuring real major league players or teams).
Prices on them vary but ones from the 1800s can sell for hundreds of dollars as they are some of the earlier images of the sport.
Only stereoscopic sets including baseball players are listed below.
1925 A.C. Stereoviews