The 1895 Mayo's Cut Plug Baseball Card Set (N300) contains 40 different subjects. There are 8 variations in the set, mostly due to the player changing teams. The 1895 Mayo's Cut Plug cards are 2 7/8" x 1 5/8" in size and unnumbered. They feature a sepia player portrait, framed by a distinctive black border. The player's name sits on top of the bottom of the frame, and an advertisement "For Chewing and Smoking" appears on the bottom of the card. The N300 cards all have blank black backs.
Some of the key Hall-of-Famers included in the 1895 Mayo's Cut Plug set are: Cap Anson, Dan Brouthers, Ed Delahanty, Buck Ewing, Kid Nichols, Amos Rusie and John Montgomery Ward. The N300 cards are scarce and complete sets are seldom seen.
By Dean Hanley
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