Partial Set of 1914 PC798-4 “Border of Bats Series” Baseball Comic Postcards – 7 of 12.
Lot 177. Partial Set of 1914 PC798-4 “Border of Bats Series” Baseball Comic Postcards – 7 of 12. In this Series No. 5017 set, all 11 cities hosting major league baseball teams are represented. Chicago, New York, Philadelphia and St. Louis each had two teams, but only New York has two different cards. A city’s name, often in abbreviated form, is on the front, sleeve or both of a small child’s jersey. The illustration on each card is bordered by baseball bats, gloves, balls and other equipment. Three of the cards are postmarked with writing on the back; one also has writing on the front. The writing has not been considered in grading the cards, which are: A Good Catch (Pittsburgh), vg. Chase Yourself Kid (Brooklyn), f. Do I Make a Hit (Detroit), vg. Don’t Judge Me Too Harshly (Boston), vg-ex. I Am All Put Out About You (St. Louis) vg to vg-ex. I’d Like to Catch On To A Nice Girl (New York), vg-ex. The Bases Full (New York), vg-ex. Four cards are unused. One was postmarked in 1914, one in 1915 and one apparently in 1917. These cards were produced by G.D.& D. (Gottschalk, Dreyfus & Davis) with offices in New York and London. Winning Bid $77.