Tag Archives: N508 Sub Rosa Women Baseball Players

Sex Sells: Women were popular in 1800s baseball issues

When most collectors think of 1800s baseball, they generally think of some of the game’s biggest stars, like Cap Anson, Tim Keefe, and King Kelly. But while those players are certainly littered throughout 19th Century issues, one of the more unique trends in the 1800s was to actually include women in baseball card sets. The idea to use women on

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Sorting out the N48 and N508 Dixie, Virginia Brights, and Sub Rosa Women’s Baseball Sets

The N48 (and by extension, the N508) women’s baseball cards may be some of the most confusing pre-war issues. In particular, the N48 set is known to have numerous types and thorough checklisting efforts generally don’t exist. Jefferson Burdick essentially punted on the issue in the American Card Catalog, only identifying two types – women with polka dot uniforms and

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