Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Not a "Card" But Still Collectible

Today's entry features something that isn't really a card at all:

It's actually a piece of felt, known as a "blanket" by collectors since it could be sewn together. This was included inside a box of Egyptienne Straights cigarettes in 1914. Known to hobbyists as B18 Blankets, there are 90 players in all but many have variations involving background color.

Though stars can be pretty expensive, commons can be had for less than $15 on eBay. They're great pieces to pick up for a truly "vintage" accessory for your collection without a great deal of expense.

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