Thursday, September 23, 2010

Cubs Hall of Famers true rookie cards

Classification of early baseball card sets is based on the categories found in the American Card Catalog (ACC). Although the scope of the ACC includes a wide range of cards featuring non-baseball subjects, the following categories are limited to only those that include baseball card sets.

B "Blankets" and cloth-like cards
C Canadian tobacco (Imperial Tobacco, C46, is the only baseball set)
D Bakery sets.
E Early gum and candy cards; "E" cards fall primarily into two time periods: 1909-1915 (designated here as Group "E1") and 1920-1927 (Group "E2")
F "Food" cards. Includes cards used to promote a wide range of foods ranging from breakfast cereals to ice cream
H Clothing and sporting goods manufacturers and retailers
M Inserts and promotions for magazines and newspapers
N Nineteenth century cards
P Pins (includes PD "bakery button inserts;" PE "button inserts with early candy or gum;" PM "miscellaneous inserts" as defined in the Sports Collectors Bible; PR "button inserts with recent candy and gum;" and PX "other novelties of plastic, metal, etc.")
PC Postcards
R Candy, gum and some other cards of the 1930's and 1940's (beginning in 1928; generally, these are a continuation of the "E2" cards)
S Stamps and "silks"
T 20th century tobacco cards; a one digit number, such as T3, indicates an oversized premium or cabinet card. The baseball tobacco card era spanned a seven year period--from 1909 to 1915. One set from 1919 (Coupon Cigarettes T213-3) and several 1950s Redman tobacco sets (T232-T235) are also listed in the ACC as baseball "T" cards.
V Canadian candy and gum cards. Roughly, the Canadian equivalent of some of the American "E" and "R" cards
W Miscellaneous section (mostly, whatever doesn't fit above). "W" cards include anonymous issues, cards from games, strip cards, and a long series of sets produced by the Exhibit Supply Company of Chicago.
WG Game Cards

Pete Alexander--1918-1926 Rookie Card 1911 M101-2 Sporting News
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Cap Anson--1876-1897 Rookie Card 1887-90 N172 Old Judge
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Ernie Banks--1953-1971 Rookie Card 1954 Topps
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Lou Brock 1961-1964--Rookie Card 1962 Topps
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Mordecai Brown 1904-1912, 1916--Rookie Card 1904 W600 Sporting Life
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Frank Chance 1898-1912--Rookie Card 1899-00 M101-1 Sporting News
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John Clarkson 1884-1887--Rookie Card 1887-90 N172 Old Judge
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Kiki Cuyler 1928-1935--Rookie Card 1924 M114 Baseball Magazine
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Hugh Duffy 1888-1889--Rookie Card 1887-90 N172 Old Judge
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Johnny Evers 1902-1913--Rookie Card 1903 W600 Sporting Life
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Clark Griffith 1893-1900--Rookie Card 1887-90 N172 Old Judge
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Gabby Hartnett 1922-1940--Rookie Card 1922 W573
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Billy Herman 1931-1941--Rookie Card 1932 Chicago Team Issue
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Fergie Jenkins 1966-1973, 1982-1983--Rookie Card 1966 Topps
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King Kelly 1880-1886--Rookie Card 1879-80 N.Y. Clipper Woodcuts
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Ryne Sandberg 1982-1997--Rookie Card 1980 TCMA Reading
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Joe Tinker 1902-1912, 1916--Rookie Card 1903 W600 Sporting Life
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Billy Williams 1959-1974--Rookie Card 1961 Topps #141
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Hack Wilson 1926-1931--Rookie Card 1925 W504 Universal Toy
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