The first baseball card ever


WORLD'S FIRST BASEBALL CARD
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What is the world's first baseball card?

We struck out on this one as it's very hard to pin down but here is what we found out.

While rummaging in an attic in Maine Henry Thomas found a card with a picture of a couple boys playing baseball. Through extensive research the card was dated to the early 1800's and may just be the world's first baseball card.

On July 14 2005 the card went on display at the Smithsonian Institution in Washington.

Around 1839 photos of baseball players started popping up.

In 1886 cigarette companies started giving away baseball cards, depicting professional players, with every pack and the hobby of collecting baseball cards was born.

Goodwin & Co. is thought to be the first to produce baseball cards with their 1886 Old Judge New York Giants N167 set, but in all, four sets came out that year.

  • 1886 Lone Jack N370

  • 1886 Old Judge New York Giants N167

  • 1886 Allen & Ginter N28

  • 1886 Buchner Gold Coin N284


1886 Old Judge Baseball Card


The first baseball card ever

The first baseball card ever

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