1910 Orange Borders Set and Checklist

‘It’s In The Details’

Title Orange Borders
Year 1910
Size 1 1/2″ x 2 1/2″
Images Sepia
Type Candy/Caramel
Number in Set
36 (?)

1910 Orange Borders Overview

1910 Orange Borders Box.jpg

The 1910 Orange Borders set is an obscure candy issue. Cut from boxes of candy, little is still known about these cards today.

Boxes state that there are 144 different players but only about 30 are known today. The fronts of the cards included a player’s picture with his name printed at the bottom. Some cards include both the player’s first and last name but most only have the last name. Backs of the cards are blank.

The set received its generic name based on the borders of the cards, which are a distinct orange color.

The name of the set can be confusing. These are not to be mistaken with the orange bordered cards in the Old Mill T210 set. That is known as the red border set but there are some cards with orange borders and those cards also go by the ‘orange border’ name. Cards are also easily confused with the 1911/1912 Baseball Bats cards, which also have orange borders and a similar look.

Of note is that many of the images on the cards will be familiar to collectors. That is because several of the photos were the same ones used in the popular T206 white border set. Most players in the set are limited to only one pose. However, Hall of Famer Honus Wagner has both a batting and portrait pose.

The set is believed to be a 1910 issue since it features the 1909 American League and National League champions, the Detroit Tigers and Pittsburgh Pirates, respectively.

1910 Orange Borders Checklist

While I’ve checklisted 36 cards to date, it is possible that others exist.

  1. Babe Adams
  2. Jack Barry
  3. Bill Bergen
  4. Bill Bradley
  5. Bill Carrigan
  6. Hal Chase
  7. Fred Clarke
  8. Ty Cobb
  9. Sam Crawford
  10. Lou Criger
  11. Harry Davis
  12. Art Devlin
  13. Mickey Doolan
  14. Larry Doyle
  15. George Gibson
  16. Addie Joss
  17. Nap Lajoie
  18. Frank Laporte
  19. Thomas Leach
  20. Harry Lord
  21. Christy Mathewson
  22. Sherry Magee
  23. Amby McConnell
  24. John McGraw
  25. Dots Miller
  26. George Mullin
  27. Harry Niles
  28. Eddie Plank
  29. Tris Speaker
  30. Jake Stahl
  31. Harry Steinfeldt
  32. Honus Wagner (batting)
  33. Honus Wagner (portrait)
  34. Jack Warhop
  35. 1909 American League Champions (Tigers)
  36. 1909 National League Champions (Pirates)

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