1923 Lections Set and Checklist

‘It’s In The Details’

Title Lections
Year 1923
Size 2 1/2″ x 4″
Images Black and White
Type Miscellaneous
Number in Set

1923 Lections Overview

T23L Ruth.jpghe 1923 Lections are a somewhat curious issue. Featuring ten cards of baseball players, PSA states these were given to children during the elections while adults received similar cards but with pictures of candidates on them.

The cards have rounded corners and look similar to a membership card or credit card. The Lections name is printed at the top above a cartoon image of a baseball game. Off to the side is a player’s image inside of an oval frame with his name and team at the bottom. Backs of the cards were blank. The Lections name was printed in either green or orange ink.

These cards are extremely rare and even beaters command high values, even after a somewhat large discovery of them by comparison in 1997. This Ruth with punch holes all through it, for example, still sold for $500. Cards with punch holes in them, in fact, are highly common.

Mistakes in the Set

The set included only ten cards but it still had several mistakes.

One significant typo in a name exists as Rogers Hornsby reads ‘Roger.’ In addition, the photos of Bob Meusel and Emil Meusel appear to have been switched around.

The most egregious error, however, may be the one on Frank Chance’s card. Chance, who was manager of the Boston Red Sox, was actually listed as the manager of the White Sox. When you add it all up, four of the ten cards have mistakes on them.

1923 Lections Checklist

  1. Frank Chance
  2. Howard Ehmke
  3. Frankie Frisch
  4. Rogers Hornsby
  5. Charlie Jamieson
  6. Bob Meusel
  7. Emil Meusel
  8. Babe Ruth
  9. Charles Schmidt
  10. Bob Shawkey

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