This week, we'll take a look at the 1917 Collins-McCarthy (E135) set, which was produced by the Collins-McCarthy Candy Company of San Francisco. This 200 card black and white set represents the company's only venture into issuing player cards. The cards are numbered alphabetically and measure 2" X 3 ¼" and are printed on thin stock. Though the set is titled Baseball Hall of Fame, many non-descript players are included in the set.
The Phillies in the set are:
Other cards in the set include Babe Ruth ($12,500), Honus Wagner ($3,250) and the infamous Buck Weaver (1,000), who is famous for his part in the Chicago Black Sox scandal.
Our second set this week is the 1909 Croft's Cocoa (E92). This set is similar to Dockman and Nadja which look similar and the players are basically the same, although the values are different.
The Phillies in this set are:
The highest valued card in the set is Ty Cobb with a $5,000 price tag and his card is followed in value by Christy Mathewson at $2,750.
Just a quick update on my shoulder; things are going as predicted, slow and painful, but improving. Again a thanks to my secretary for helping me out with my weekly article.
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