1914 B18 Baseball Blankets
The 1914 B18 Baseball Blankets set consists of 91 cloth squares, 56 of which have at least two color variations. The vintage baseball blankets are 5¼” squares that were originally issued as flannel inserts with different cigarette brands. They are comprised of a felt-like material and get the name blankets due to the fact that many people fashioned the squares into quilts or blankets. The B18 Blankets are unnumbered & organized by baseball team and then alphabetically by player last name. The "Red Infield" Variations are nearly impossible to find.
Hall-of-Famers and notable players featured in this issue are the: B18 Blankets Ty Cobb, Frank Chance, Bobby Wallace, Walter Johnson, Rabbit Maranville, Casey Stengel, Zach Wheat, Max Carey, Joe Kelley, Miller Huggins and Shoeless Joe Jackson.
By Dean Hanley
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