Sunday, April 29, 2012

1916 Sporting News M101-5 series Chicago Cubs


This 200-card set measure approximately 1 5/8 by 3". The 1916 M101-5 series of black and white glossy numbered baseball cards is very similar in style to M101-4. The set was offered as a marketing promotion by C.C. Spink and Son, publishers of The Sporting News. Most of the players in this set also appear in the M101-4 set.

M101-4 Mordecai Brown

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M101-5 Mordecai Brown the same photo except the number is different

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Note there are a lot of fakes out there so be careful when buying



1916 Sporting News set comes with several different sponsor ads on back.

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1916 M101-5 Blank Backs
1916 M101-5 Block and Kuhl Backs
1916 M101-5 Famous and Barr Backs
1916 M101-5 Gimbels Backs
1916 M101-5 Herpolsheimer Backs
1916 M101-5 Holmes to Homes Backs
1916 M101-5 Morehouse Baking Backs
1916 M101-5 Standard Biscuit Backs
1916 M101-5 Successful Farming Backs

Cubs Checklist

6 Jimmy Archer
16 Roger Bresnahan
23 Mordecai Brown
28 Frank Chance
51 Mike Doolan
58 Bill Fischer
60 Max Flack
77 Claude Hendrix
98 Jimmy Lavender
108 Leslie Mann
128 John Murray
138 Geo. Pierce (Pearce)
152 Vic Saier
158 Frank Schulte
161 Tom Seaton
177 Joe Tinker
180 Jim Vaughn
191 Fred Williams
197 Steve Yerkes
198 Rollie Zeider
199 Heiny Zimmerman
200 Ed. Zwilling
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There is one M101-4 card in there can you spot it!

Sunday, April 22, 2012

Difference in u3-1 and u3-2 matchbook

As you can see the 1935-36 U3-1 and the 1936-37 U3-2 have their differences. Let’s take the great cub Stan Hack and look into it a little more.

The blue one in this example is the 1935-36 U3-1.
The red one is the 1936-37 U3-2.



First major clue are the pictures of Hack 1936-37 U3-2 are manly of the head and shoulders while the early release is a whole body shot.



The best way to tell the difference, because some of the pictures are alike, is in the bio as you can see 1936-37 U3-2 bio mentions the 1936 season. Well that concludes this series on matchbooks if you have any questions just email me and I will be happy to answer it.

Thursday, April 19, 2012

1940 Play Ball "Shoeless" Joe Jackson R-335


Not often do I get vintage sox cards but the guy that I was trading with had this card just couldn't pass it up.

The R-cards, or gum cards, Goudey, Play Ball, Bowman and Topps were some of the most successful cards in the history of collecting.

The cards in this 240-card series measure approximately 2 1/2" by 3 1/8". Gum Inc. improved upon its 1939 (for some odd reason no Cubs cards were included in the 39 and 41 sets) design by enclosing the 1940 black and white player photo with a frame line and printing the player's name in a panel below the picture (often using a nickname).

1940 Play Ball #225 Joe Jackson
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Cubs Checklist

1940 Play Ball #174 Johnny Evers
1940 Play Ball #228 Charlie Grimm
1940 Play Ball #234 Frank Chance
1940 Play Ball #239 George Uhle
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Tuesday, April 17, 2012

1936 Diamond Matchbooks U3-2 Cubs team set

This 21-player Cubs subset (U3-2) was issued by the Diamond Match Company in late 1936 and early 1937. Each player's cover is featured in three different colors, red, green and blue, All player photos had shoulders shot. The set was released with two different colors of ink, brown and black.

This particular Cubs subset is fun and fairly easy to collect. It’s important to note that the 1936 U3-1 set is similar and can be very confusing I will show a blow up of all the different bio’s and show the difference in the sets in next week’s post.

1936 Diamond Match Co. Series 3 Type 2 #1 Claiborne Bryant

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1936 Diamond Match Co. Series 3 Type 2 #2 Tex Carleton

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1936 Diamond Match Co. Series 3 Type 2 #3 Phil Cavaretta

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1936 Diamond Match Co. Series 3 Type 2 #4 James A. Collins

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1936 Diamond Match Co. Series 3 Type 2 #5 Curt Davis

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1936 Diamond Match Co. Series 3 Type 2 #7 Frank Demaree

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1936 Diamond Match Co. Series 3 Type 2 #8 Larry French

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1936 Diamond Match Co. Series 3 Type 2 #9 Linus Frey

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1936 Diamond Match Co. Series 3 Type 2 #10 Augie Galan

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1936 Diamond Match Co. Series 3 Type 2 #11 Bob Garbark

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1936 Diamond Match Co. Series 3 Type 2 #12 Stan Hack

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1936 Diamond Match Co. Series 3 Type 2 #13 Gabby Hartnett

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1936 Diamond Match Co. Series 3 Type 2 #14 Billy Herman

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1936 Diamond Match Co. Series 3 Type 2 #15 Billy Jurges

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1936 Diamond Match Co. Series 3 Type 2 #16 Bill Lee

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1936 Diamond Match Co. Series 3 Type 2 #17 Joe Marty

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1936 Diamond Match Co. Series 3 Type 2 #18 James O'Dea

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1936 Diamond Match Co. Series 3 Type 2 #19 LeRoy Parmelee

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1936 Diamond Match Co. Series 3 Type 2 #20 Charlie Root

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1936 Diamond Match Co. Series 3 Type 2 #21 Clyde Shoun

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1936 Diamond Match Co. Series 3 Type 2 #22 George Stainback

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