1911 Big Eater Candy Set

‘It’s In The Details’

Title Big Eater
Year 1911
Size 2″ x 3 15/16″
Images Black and White
Type Candy
Number in Set
20

1911 Big Eater Candy Overview

Big EaterThe 1911 Big Eater Candy cards are a bit of an unknown. For one thing, it isn’t even completely known if Big Eater was a brand of candy. It is assumed that it is candy set and is typically classified with other candy issues, but that has not yet been confirmed, to my knowledge.

The cards appear to have originated in or near Sacramento, California, however. That’s because the set features players on the Sacramento Solons Pacific Coast League team. This is one of many regional sets that specialized in the popular Pacific Coast League.

As far as design, the cards are very plain. A black and white player image is on the front with the player’s last name at the bottom along with the phrase, ‘He eats Big Eater.’ Backs of the cards are completely blank. At 2″ wide by nearly 4″ tall, these oversized cards are certainly bigger than most. Most are vertical cards but at least one, Nebinger, has a horizontal layout.

Almost half of the players in the set eventually played in the major leagues. None, however, were real stars.

While the set is not collected by many, the cards are quite expensive. Even lower-end cards of commons can fetch more than $1,000. That is because they are quite scarce. To date, all of the cards in the set have yet to be graded by PSA and SGC.

1911 Big Eater Candy Checklist

  1. Arellanes
  2. Baum
  3. Byram
  4. Danzig
  5. Fitzgerald
  6. Gaddy
  7. Heister
  8. Hunt
  9. Kerns
  10. La Longe
  11. Lerchen
  12. Lewis
  13. Mahoney
  14. Nebinger
  15. O’Rourke
  16. Shinn
  17. Thomas
  18. Thompson
  19. Thornton
  20. Van Buren

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