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    Posted 11 years ago

    aardvarkCa…
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    I bought these baseball cards at a yard sale and have not been able to find out anything about them on the net. There are no markings of any kind to indicate a publisher or date of publication. There are 50 cards in the deck-49 cards describe a typical play in baseball either offense (red lettering) or defense (black lettering) such as -Home Run, One Base Hit, Batter Out Three Strikes, etc. The 50th card is the only one with graphics on it-the umpire card. The backs of all the cards feature a wonderful design with a baseball in the center & bright blue color.
    Well that is all I know about them.
    Are they part of a set?
    Who designed them?
    Who published them?
    When & where?
    Any information would be greatly appreciated.
    Thank you!

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    1. MsDowAntiques MsDowAntiques, 11 years ago
      This BASEBALL GAMES forum site will likely have someone who knows what you've got -- http://baseballgames.dreamhosters.com/Baseball.htm
    2. Mike Boling, 11 years ago
      I hope you find out about these. I had a set too when I was a child. Long since gone. I think they were my brothers who is 9 years older than I am, so they may have come from the late 40's even.
    3. aardvarkCards, 11 years ago
      Thanks to the great tip from MsDowAntiques, I was able to get the cards id'd! So thank you MsDowAntiques!
      The cards are from a game called "Waner's Baseball game" which first appeared in 1927 and was produced into the 1930's. The full set consisted of a game board field and metal players figures. Cards were drawn to determine the outcome of at bats presumably. I am short 2 cards unfortunately.
      Thanks to the guys at the Baseball Games Yahoo group!
      Here are some photos they shared with me:
      http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y202/stone193/Waner-1.jpg?t=1284086081
      http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y202/stone193/Waner1-1.jpg?t=1284086115
      http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y202/stone193/Waner4.jpg?t=1284086143

      Thanks to all for your help!
    4. MsDowAntiques MsDowAntiques, 11 years ago
      Nice to know the Baseball Guys were so helpful. Hope you can find the game on ebay minus the cards, for a bargain price, and put it all together.

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