Related Resources - Baseball Cards
For a more detailed bibliography about early baseball, see "Jackie Robinson and Other Baseball Highlights—A Selected Bibliography" on the American Memory portion of the Library of Congress web site.
Rights and Access - Baseball Cards
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Technical Information - Baseball Cards
Describing the Collection Most of the Prints and Photographs Division's cataloging is considered "minimal level," because information is often limited to what was provided with the picture rather than what could be learned by further researching the image. The following comments explain the general cataloging guidelines. They also point out which catalog record information is most useful for citing pictorial materials in research notes...
Baseball Cards, 1887-1914, Card Sets in Chronological Order - Baseball Cards
1887 Allen & Ginter World's Champions (N28) LOT 13163-01 Medium: 9 prints : chromolithograph Dimensions: ca. 2.75 x 1.5 inches This set is generally acknowledged as the first significant tobacco set issued. Ten baseball players are included in the set, which also depicts six other sports. John M. Ward, shortstop, New York Giants, National League LOT 13163-01, no. 6 1887 Buchner Gold Coin (N284)...
"Tinkers to Evers to Chance!" - Baseball Cards
Chicago Cubs infielders Joe Tinker, Johnny Evers, and Frank Chance formed the most memorable double-play combination in the history of baseball. Their consistently solid fielding and hitting led the Cubs to four National League pennants (1906-8, 1910) and two World Series wins (1907-8). The Hall of Fameinducted all three simultaneously in 1946. In 1910, New York newspaper columnist Franklin Pierce Adams immortalized the three...