This week, we'll again focus on two different subjects; the 1921 Oxford Confectionary & 1922 William Patterson.
Oxford Confectionary is from Oxford, Pennsylvania. The 20 card set was printed on thin paper and distributed with caramels. Each card measures 1 5/8" X 2 ¾" and features a black and white player photo with the players name and team printed in the white band along the bottom. The back of the card carries a check list of the players in the set, 14 of whom are now in the HOF. The set designation is E 253. The Phillies in the set include Grover Cleveland Alexander (valued at $800) and Cy Williams ($500). Others in the set include Babe Ruth ($7,500), Ty Cobb ($3,750) and Walter Johnson ($3,000).
The 1922 William Patterson, believed to be a Canadian candy premium, is a 50 card set of 2" X 3 ¾" cards featuring portraits or posed action photos with wide white borders. Beneath the photo is a card number, players name, team, and in two lines "William Patterson, Limited/ Bradford Canada". The backs are blank and there are two distinct types that are seen; black and white and sepia, though the reason for the variations is unknown. The Phillies in this set are Grover Cleveland Alexander ($525) and Cy Williams ($260). Other cards in the set include Babe Ruth ($8,000), Ty Cobb ($4,200) and Walter Johnson ($1,200).
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