1911-14 D304 Brunners Bread Set and Checklist

‘It’s In The Details’

Title D304 Brunners Bread
Year 1911-14
Size 1 3/4″ x 2 1/2″
Images Color
Type Bakery
Number in Set
25

1911-14 D304 Brunners Bread Overview

Brunner.jpegd304-01-bakerWhile the D304 set is generally characterized as a General Baking Company set, theirs are hardly the only advertising backs on this issue. In all, five backs, including General Baking, Brunners, Butter Krust, Martens Bakery, and Weber Bakery are found in this set.

The fronts of the cards across the various sets were all the same. They featured color lithographs of players and like other issues of the same era, had a white border with the player’s name printed at the bottom.

The Brunners Bread cards can be differentiated by the advertisement on the back. These state at the top, “Better Bread for Buffalo – Buy Brunners.” Butter Krust, Buster Brown, and Peerless Family brands were all placed below that one and the cards were said to have been found in those breads, too.

The Brunners Bread brand is the only one of the five known to contain all 25 cards in the set. Others may have all 25 but Brunners is the only one known to have all of them.

It should be noted that some cards in the D304 series have the team name blacked out. That was likely to denote players that changed teams during the time period the cards were printed. Their new teams are not printed but by blacking out the old teams, the cards were made a bit more current.

In terms of rarity, Weber Bakery, Butter Krust, and Martens are easily the most difficult to find. Brunners is by far the most common.

1911-14 D304 Brunners Bread Checklist

  1. Home Run Baker
  2. Jack Barry
  3. George Bell
  4. Chief Bender
  5. Frank Chance
  6. Hal Chase
  7. Ty Cobb
  8. Eddie Collins
  9. Otis Crandall
  10. Sam Crawford
  11. Johnny Evers
  12. Art Fletcher
  13. Buck Herzog
  14. Kelly
  15. Nap Lajoie
  16. Rube Marquard
  17. Christy Mathewson
  18. Fred Merkle
  19. Chief Meyers
  20. Marty O’Toole
  21. Nap Rucker
  22. Art Shafer
  23. Fred Tenney (misspelled Tenny)
  24. Honus Wagner
  25. Cy Young

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