Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Chicago Bandits Nine customs at White Sox Cards

Props to White Sox Cards for its current run of Virginia Brights custom cards, celebrating all nine fielders on the Chicago Bandits. Here's scorecard position #5, third base.

Some old school sets (we're talking 19th century) featured ladies dressed for baseball, though with studio models instead of real players. That's the story with this 1886 Sub Rosa Cigarettes #5, which remains my type collection's oldest card.

Allen and Ginter cigarettes marketed their Virginia Brights and Sub Rosa brands to ladies, which may or may not explain using female models. (Of course, those Chicago Bandits cards are for fans everywhere.)


Steve Gierman said...

Thanks for the shout out! :-)

Matthew Glidden said...

No problem, nice work!