Collectible Baseball Programs and Scorecards

In the early 1890s, entrepreneur Harry Stevens changed the way fans watched live baseball games by inventing the scorecard (also known as a roster card), which identified each player by numbers on a grid. Programs containing these scorecards soon followed, offering teams more space to crow about their accomplishments on the field. Tobacco companies, banks, and other businesses quickly realized that having their ads on the same piece of...Continue Reading