1921 Exhibit Card Set and Checklist (W461)

‘It’s In The Details’

Title W461 Exhibits
Year 1921
Size 3 3/8″ x 5 3/8″
Images Black and White
Type Exhibit
Number in Set

1921 Exhibit Set Overview

Seven different pre-war sets make up the W461 Exhibits issue. In addition to the pre-war era W461s, additional sets from the late 1940s, 1950s, and 1960s were also printed as well.

These are sometimes called postcards, although that isn’t really accurate since they were blank-backed. There are other Exhibits that were also postcards but these have blank backs.

These are classified in the American Card Catalog as W-Cards, but they are not strip cards like other W-card issues.

The 1921 Exhibit card set features black and white player images. The player names on the cards have a cursive style of font and their team name in an italicized block style of font. In addition to the player’s team, his league and position are also included. The font color for the cards varies — it is black if the image behind it is a lighter shade or it is white for darker backgrounds.

While most of the cards are borderless, some include white borders. Cards do not include card numbers and are blank-backed.

Babe Ruth, Ty Cobb, and Walter Johnson lead the way in this impressive set.

One notable misidentification in the set is that the card for Washington Senators infielder/outfielder Howie Shanks actually pictures Wally Schang of the New York Yankees. Schang, thus, is the only player in the set technically featured more than once.

1921 Exhibit Set Checklist

  1. Babe Adams
  2. Grover Alexander
  3. Dave Bancroft
  4. George Burns
  5. Owen Bush
  6. Max Carey
  7. Ty Cobb
  8. Eddie Collins
  9. John Collins
  10. Stan Coveleskie
  11. Walton Cruise
  12. Jake Daubert
  13. George Dauss
  14. Charles Deal
  15. Joe Dugan
  16. Jimmy Dykes
  17. Red Faber
  18. J.F. Fournier
  19. Frankie Frisch
  20. W.L. Gardner
  21. Hank Gowdy
  22. Burleigh Grimes
  23. Heinie Groh
  24. Jesse Haines
  25. Sam Harris
  26. Walter Holke
  27. Charles Hollocher (spelled Hollicher)
  28. Rogers Hornsby
  29. James Johnson
  30. Walter Johnson
  31. Sam Jones
  32. George Kelly
  33. Dickie Kerr
  34. Bill Killefer (spelled Killifer)
  35. Ed Konetchy
  36. John Lavan
  37. Rabbit Maranville
  38. Carl Mays
  39. Stuffy McInnis
  40. Rollie Naylor
  41. Greasy Neale
  42. Ivan Olson
  43. Steve O’Neil
  44. Roger Peckinpaugh
  45. Cy Perkins
  46. Raymond Powell
  47. Goldie Rapp
  48. Edgar (Sam) Rice
  49. Jimmy Ring
  50. Babe Ruth
  51. Ray Schalk
  52. Wally Schang
  53. Everett Scott
  54. H.S. Shanks
  55. Urban Shocker
  56. George Sisler
  57. Tris Speaker
  58. John Tobin
  59. Bobby Veach
  60. Zack Wheat
  61. George Whitted
  62. Cy Williams
  63. Ken Willams
  64. Ivy Wingo

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