Frank Baker Cabinet Card

Frank Baker Cabinet Card

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1911 T5 series Pinkerton cabinet card depicting baseball player Frank Baker. Cabinet cards were photographs mounted on stiff cardboard backings offered as premiums or collectibles. This card was available via mail using proof-of-purchases from Pinkerton Tobacco products.
John Franklin Baker (1886-1963,) better known as Home Run Baker, was a third baseman who played for the Philadelphia Athletics (1908-1914) and New York Yankees (1916-1922.) A lifetime.307 hitter, the Maryland native was given his moniker for leading the American League in Home Runs for four consecutive years (1911-1914.) Along with Stuffy McInnis, Eddie Collins, and Jack Barry, Baker was part of Philadelphia’s famed “100,000,000 infield” which helped bring the A’s three World Series championships (1910,1911,1913.)
Object Name
Card, Baseball
postcard, baseball
date made
1911
thru person
Rinsland, George
depicted (sitter)
Baker, Frank
Associated Name
Philadelphia Athletics
Physical Description
paper (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 5 1/2 in x 3 1/2 in; 13.97 cm x 8.89 cm
ID Number
CL.310547.030.02
accession number
310547
catalog number
310547.030.02
subject
Baseball
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Data Source
National Museum of American History
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