|#14A Ty Cobb (white infield)|
The following article was written by Dean Hanley and was published in the December 8, 2010 issue of Sports Collectors Digest..
We just bought a very nice collection of about 90 B18 Blankets. The 1914 B18 Blankets are some of the most unique baseball collectibles made in the Pre-War Era. They are made out of felt and were originally issued folded in with tobacco products. Because they are cloth instead of paper or cardboard, they have an especially long life and many of them look as if they were made last week.
The entire set includes 91 cards grouped together by teams and then organized alphabetically. The blankets were issued by several different manufacturers, most notably the Egyptienne tobacco company, and feature no manufacturing marks.
|#14B Ty Cobb (brown infield)|
Many of these cards feature different variations. The basepaths, bases, and infields can have different color combinations. For many cards, the red infield variation is the most valuable.
|#41 Walter Johnson|