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Publication numberUS1399823 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateDec 13, 1921
Filing dateJan 14, 1920
Priority dateJan 14, 1920
Publication numberUS 1399823 A, US 1399823A, US-A-1399823, US1399823 A, US1399823A
InventorsRomuald Strout Noyes
Original AssigneeChampion Amusement Company
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Card game
US 1399823 A
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Patented Dec. 13, 1921.




1,399,823- Patented Dec. 13, 1921.

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Be it known that L'Norns,

citizen of the United States of America,- residing at Norwood, in the county of Hamilton and State of Ohio, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Card Games, of which the following is a specification.

This invention has reference to improvements in playing cards and has for its'principal object to provide playing cards simulating the game of outdoor baseball embodying cards naming various plays of the game as executed in the playing of same, which when played will afiord considerable enter tainment and interest for the players, the game being realistic and so played as to be exceedingly simple in its understanding.

It is also an object of the invention to provide a game of cards in which large or small numbers of persons may particlpate with equal interest, the picking of opposing sides or teams together with individual playing of each participant being possible with the same.

In order that the invention and the manner in which the same is played may be readily understood, I have in the accompanying illustrative drawings and the following detailed description based thereon, set out a preferred embodiment of the same.

In the drawings:

Figure 1 is a face view of the base hit cards j Fig. 2 is a similar view showing the hit batter and base on error cards;

Fig. 3 is a like view of the cards indicating the various out cards of the game, and

Fig. at is also a face view of the strike and ball, cards.

In producing the card invention, I preferabl include fifty-two cards in a pack or. deck although, of course, the number may be varied, such as game forming my roups which are indicated as One Three base hit, Home run, Hit batter Base on error, Ground out, Fly out, Foul out Strike out, and Ball. Various other cards simulating various plays which are made during the course of an actual game of base-ball, may be substituted for or added to the cards above mentioned should into NOYES aomuann s'rnou'r, or nonwoon; 01110; assrenon To run 'cH'mrIon- Y or cmcmna'n, onro.

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desired. These cards are divided g mentjfor players of the ame.. r a

The numbers of the difl'erently provided while the base hit cards are limited in number so as to prevent excessive appearance of the same during playing. So too the remaining cards, with the exception 0% the strike and ball cards, which by reason of the number required to constitute an out or entitle a player to take positron on first base, are more plentiful in order that they w1ll be drawn by the players more often during the progress of a game.

In playing the game, if a large number of persons are present, they are divided into sides or teams, each team appointing 'a pltcher. A scorekeeper may be also selected for keeping count of the runs and other plays made by the opposing teams.

The team to be first at the bat is determined whereupon the pitcher of the team presumably in the field thoroughly shuffles the cards and permits the first player on the opposing team to draw cards from the top of the now shuttled pack until he draws a cards by a player constitutes an out or entitles h1m to position on first base, in accordance with therules of the actual game of base-ball. The second man of the opposing team then is at the bat and draws from the card pack, and so on until three cuts are made, whereupon the teams change their field and at bat positions-and the cards are then held by the opposing pitcherfor drawing by the second team now at the bat. The me is thus continued, score being kept by i e e. theta the appointed scorekeeper until a full game of nine innings or any decided number is played; the approved rules of base-ball governing throughout the game.

When the space permits and the number of people is large, the playing of the game may be made more interesting by preparing a home plate, a second and third base, the

person at bat taking position at the home 2 plate and then proceeding accordin to the lay named upon the card drawn y him. i urther, when but a small number of persons are present, a chart having the usual bass-ball diamond thereon may be made and use What I claim is: A base ball card game consisting of a deck of fifty-two cards, said cards bein divided into groups, each of the cards of w ich bear legends characteristic to the actual game of base-ball consisting-of the terms One base hit, Two base hit, Three base hit, Home run,

Strike, Ball, Hit batter, Base on error,

Ground out, Fly out, and Foul out, the grou s of cards bearing the terms strike and ball eing of such predominant numbers as to be suflicient, when compared with the number of cards in the remaining groups, to cause their being brought into play during the playing of the game with fre uency sufficient to simulate the playing of the actual game of base-ball, and those cards bearing the remaining terms being of corre sponding lesser numbers whereby they will be brought into play less frequently than the first mentioned group of cards, said cards of the various groups bein adapted to be shufiied whereby to distrlbute the same throughout the deck for drawing therefrom.

In testimony whereof I aflix my signature in presence of two witnesses.



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US5522590 *Aug 1, 1994Jun 4, 1996Moran; John P.Baseball card game
U.S. Classification273/298
International ClassificationA63F1/00, A63F1/02
Cooperative ClassificationA63F1/02
European ClassificationA63F1/02