1913 Baseball Series Notebooks Set and Checklist

‘It’s In The Details’

Title Baseball Series Notebooks
Year 1913
Size 1 1/2″ x 2 3/4″
Images Color
Type Miscellaneous
Number in Set

1913 Baseball Series Notebooks Overview

1913 Notebook Covers.jpgThe 1913 Baseball Series Notebooks cards were those printed onto children’s notebooks. The cards on the notebooks were replicas of E95 and E96 baseball cards distributed by the Philadelphia Caramel Company.

While the same images and players from those sets were used, there are two main differences between these cards and the regular E95 and E96s.

First, the covers these cards were printed on are of relatively thin stock and noticeably thinner stock than the Philadelphia Caramel cards. Second, the cards had blank backs as the reverse was simply the inside of the notebook.

The blank backs can sometimes confuse collectors. They can be sold as proofs or prototypes but there have not been any true proofs from these two sets. E95 and E96 cards with blank backs are almost certainly from the notebooks. That is especially true if the cards are printed on thinner cardboard.

20 different cards are often listed as comprising the checklist. However, SGC has graded a total of 29 of them. If all of the notebook covers each contain five cards, that would mean at least one additional card belongs on the checklist.

1913 Baseball Series Notebooks Checklist

  1. Red Ames
  2. Home Run Baker
  3. Chief Bender
  4. Mordecai Brown
  5. Donie Bush
  6. Bill Carrigan
  7. Frank Chance
  8. Hal Chase
  9. Ty Cobb
  10. Eddie Collins
  11. Jack Coombs
  12. Sam Crawford
  13. Art Devlin
  14. Bill Donovan
  15. Hughie Jennings
  16. Walter Johnson
  17. Ed Konetchy
  18. Nap Lajoie
  19. Harry Krause
  20. Rube Marquard
  21. Christy Mathewson
  22. Matty McIntyre
  23. Fred Merkle
  24. Chief Meyers
  25. John Pfiester
  26. Nap Rucker
  27. Tris Speaker
  28. Joe Tinker
  29. Honus Wagner

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