1909-10 D380 Clement Brothers Bread Set and Checklist
‘It’s In The Details’
|Title||D380 Clement Brothers Bread|
|Size||1 1/2″ x 2 3/4″
|Images||Black and White|
|Number in Set
D380 Clement Brothers Bread Overview
Printed in 1909 and 1910, the Clement Brothers set is a black and white issue featuring both minor league and major league baseball players. Two different types of designs are featured, although they are similar.
Type 1 cards display a player image in an oval. These cards feature less known players as the consists of only minor leaguers from a Rochester baseball team. The Rochester Bronchos were 90-61 in 1909, winning the Eastern League and it is possible that the team’s success was the driver behind this set being produced.
The cards feature black and white images and have the player’s name, position, and team at the bottom. Many of the names will not be known to collectors and only eight cards are known in the set.
The backs include an advertisement for Clement Brothers Bread and mention the card distribution with one being wrapped in each loaf of bread. The advertisement also mentioned Clement’s Pies, which were also available from grocers.
The backs state that one card is included in each loaf of Clement Brothers bread. Backs also included a brief advertisement for Clement’s Pies, calling them, ‘Like Mother’s’, and stating that there were 22 different types available. In addition, as was printed on the back, Clement Brothers was located in Rochester, NY and featured Rochester players.
Type 1 cards are believed to have been printed in 1909.
Type 2 cards have a slightly different look with an image in a rectangular shape. Similar to the Type 1 cards, these also have the player’s name, position, and team printed at the bottom. Backs also have the same advertisement for Clement on the back.
The main difference, aside from the design is that Type 2 cards feature both minor leaguers and major leaguers. In fact, collectors will find big name Hall of Famers, such as Ty Cobb, Addie Joss, Eddie Collins, Joe Tinker, and Chief Bender in this type.
While the minor leaguers in Type 2 utilized real black and white images of players, the major leaguers featured lithographic artwork. In fact, some of the major league player images will look familiar to many pre-war collectors as they were the same ones used in other issues, such as American Caramel’s E90-1 set.
Any D380 card is rare but the ones found in the Type 2 set featuring the major league players are clearly the more desirable.
D380 Clement Brothers Bread Checklist
The checklist for the known cards in the set is listed below. You can see pictures of the cards here.
As new cards have been discovered since the turn of the century, it is quite possible more could be added to this checklist in the future.
- Whitey Alperman
- Bill Bailey
- Chief Bender
- Walter Blair
- Hal Chase
- Ty Cobb
- Eddie Collins
- Roy Hartzell
- Harry Howell
- Addie Joss
- Harry Krause
- Datus Lagoe
- George McConnell
- George Mullin
- Wil Osborn
- Harry Pattee
- Don Ragan
- Oscar Stanage
- George Stone
- Ed Summers
- Ed Sweeney
- Joe Tinker
- Bert Tooley
- Heinie Zimmerman