1883 Oxford University Cricket Club 1st-ever card, 1 of the earliest Baines sports cards!



From 1883, this is most probably - Briggs cards aside, almost definitely - Oxford University Cricket Club's 1st ever sports card! The design on the back gives this away as one of the earliest-ever Baines sports cards. The firm used the Bradford arms with cricketer and rugby player only in the earliest years of manufacture, 1883-1885). In 1883 Oxford and Cambridge were the two most respected sports teams in the land. Well fielded Oxford! SOLD AS SEEN