Take me out to the ballgame!

Tobacco, candy, and chewing gum companies printed trade cards or advertising cards to include with their products. The Art Library received a collection of these cards from Leonard Brecher in 1969. The majority of the cards are baseball players but there are also cards with bird images.  Visit the Leonard Brecher Tobacco & Chewing Gum Card Collection, part of the Libraries’ digital collections, to see more of the tobacco cards.

Below is a picture of Thomas E. Downey who played for the Cincinnati Reds starting in 1910.

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