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Beals Becker, New York Giants, National League, from the "Baseball Series" (Gold Borders) set (T205) issued by the American Tobacco Company

Publisher:
Issued by the American Tobacco Company
Date:
1911
Medium:
Commercial color lithograph
Dimensions:
Sheet: 2 5/8 × 1 1/2 in. (6.7 × 3.8 cm)
Classifications:
Prints, Ephemera
Credit Line:
The Jefferson R. Burdick Collection, Gift of Jefferson R. Burdick
Accession Number:
63.350.246.205.54
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 773
Baseball trade cards, known by collectors as "Gold Borders", from the "Baseball Series" set (T205), issued in 1911 by the American Tobacco Company. The set represents baseball players from the National, American, and Minor Leagues. Each card advertises one of 11 cigarette or loose tobacco brands produced by the American Tobacco Company, including Hassan, Polar Bear, American Beauty, Cycle, Piedmont, Sovereign, Sweet Caporal, Honest, Broadleaf, Hindu, and Drum. There are 17 different designs employed on card versos.
Inscription: Printed text at upper left: N/Y
Printed text at upper right: GIANTS
Printed text along lower edge of card: B. Becker/ OF THE/ NEW YORK NATIONALS
[Printed text on card verso not visible as card is affixed to original album page]
Jefferson R. Burdick; Donor: Jefferson R. Burdick (American, 1900–1963)
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