Baseball Card - (Collectibles) Glossary of Antique Terms B

Baseball Card - (Collectibles) Originally baseball cards were trade cards used to advertise a company or as a give away in tobacco products. Trade cards were available from 1850 onward. Sets appeared in Japan as early as 1898, in Cuba as early as 1909, and in Canada as early as 1912. By the 1950s gum was the favorite thing included with a baseball card.


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