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DECK, CARD
[Game]


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Accession Number: 1990.72.48

Physical Description: Baseball Card Game. Each card is printed with a “play”. The red and white wooden “men” advance around a ball diamond game board, which is missing. Printed paper score sheet lists players and innings, and has been filled out in pencil. Green paper instruction sheet, printed in black and folded into fifths. Label on lid is printed in red, green, and black with an illustration of a baseball field at upper left. Rectangular cardboard box covered with dark red paper.

History of Object: Owned by donor, Philip N. Hambleton. A complete game would contain: The game has 125 cards with various playing situations, a paper field and wooden pawns as base runners. Patented 1910. Jake Aydelott (1861-1926) played professional baseball as a pitcher with the Indianapolis Hoosiers (American Association League) in 1884 and the Philadelphia Athletics (American Association League) in 1886.

Date: 1910

Dimensions (in cm): 12.10 (H) 4.10 (W) 7.80 (D) .1 - .102 cards - H: 8.8 cm; W: 6.3 cm .103 - .109 game pieces - H: 0.8 cm; Diam: 1.9 cm .110 score sheet - H: 11.6 cm; W: 7 cm .111 instructions - H: 11.4 cm; W: 6.7 cm .112a-b box and lid - H: 12.1 cm; W: 4.1 cm; D: 7.8 cm

Marks/Inscriptions: [lid] FROM/THE/FIELD/TO/THE/PARLOR/THE AYDELOTT?S BASE BALL CARDS CO. DETROIT/MICH. || [score sheet] AYDELOT?S BASEBALL CARDS REAL/ GAME TRANSFERRED TO THE PARLOR || [at top] INNINGS || [at left] PLAYERS./ [in pencil] Phil/ RH/ WH[?]/ PH/G/P/G/P ||

Index Terms

Associations and Subjects

    Origin, Place of: Detroit (Mich.)
    Activity / Occupation: Baseball
    Activity / Occupation: Sports
    Individual: Aydelott, Jake, 1861-1926
    Individual: Hambleton, Philip Newton, 1910-1991

Creators and Contributors

    Aydelott?s Baseball Cards Company

Status: Cataloged

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