1928 and 1929 Star Player Candy Sets and Checklist

‘It’s In The Details’

Title Star Player Candy
Year 1928 and 1929
Size 1 7/8″ x 2 7/8″
Images Sepia
Type Candy/Caramel
Number in Set
Various

1928 and 1929 Star Player Candy Overview

29SP 1929 Star Player Candy Ruth.jpg

Star Player Candy featured assorted trading cards with their products in both 1928 and 1929.

In 1928, cards were printed with a black and white/sepia-toned player image on the front along with his name. Backs were entirely blank. This set included mostly baseball players but other athletes as well.

The 1929 set includes a variety of personalities, including baseball players and other athletes. Babe Ruth is the highlight of the set. The design was practically the same as the previous year. The cards featured a sepia-toned image on the front with the athletes’ name at the bottom.

The main difference between the 1928 and 1929 sets in terms of design were the backs. While the 1928 cards had blank backs, the 1929 issue had a card number as well as a biography.

Here are pictures of all of the 1928 cards.

1928 and 1929 Star Player Candy Checklists

1928

A complete 1928 checklist is not yet known, but here are confirmed baseball cards that have been graded per the SGC and PSA pop reports.

Lou Gehrig is listed in some checklists but I have not physically seen one. One has not been graded nor listed by an auction house. The only Gehrigs that seem to be out there are the 1929 issues. For that reason, I have left it off of my checklist but the possibility does exist that one could be found.

  1. Dave Bancroft
  2. Emile Barnes
  3. LA. Blue
  4. Garland Buckeye
  5. George Burns
  6. Guy Bush
  7. Owen Carroll
  8. Chalmer Cissell
  9. Ty Cobb
  10. Mickey Cochrane
  11. Dick Coffman
  12. Eddie Collins
  13. Stan Coveleski
  14. Hugh Critz
  15. Kiki Cuyler
  16. Charles Dressen
  17. Joe Dugan
  18. Woody English
  19. Bib Falk
  20. Ira Flagstead
  21. Bob Fothergill
  22. Frankie Frisch
  23. Foster Ganzel
  24. Charlie Gehringer
  25. George Gerken
  26. Grant Gillis
  27. Miguel Gonzales
  28. Sam Gray
  29. Charlie Grimm
  30. Lefty Grove
  31. Chick Hafey
  32. Jesse Haines
  33. Gabby Hartnett
  34. Clifton Heathcote
  35. Harry Heilmann
  36. John Heving
  37. Waite Hoyt
  38. Charlie Jamieson
  39. Joe Judge
  40. Willie Kamm
  41. George Kelly
  42. Tony Lazzeri
  43. Dolph Luque
  44. Ted Lyons
  45. Hugh McMullen
  46. Bob Meusel
  47. Wilcey Moore
  48. Ed Morgan
  49. Buddy Myer
  50. Herb Pennock
  51. Everett Purdy
  52. William Regan
  53. Eppa Rixey
  54. Charles Root
  55. Jack Rothrock
  56. Muddy Ruel
  57. Babe Ruth
  58. Wally Schang
  59. Joe Sewell
  60. Luke Sewell
  61. Joe Shaute
  62. George Sisler
  63. Tris Speaker
  64. Riggs Stephenson
  65. Jack Tavener
  66. Al Thomas
  67. Pie Traynor
  68. George Uhle
  69. Dazzy Vance
  70. Cy Williams
  71. Ken Williams
  72. Lewis Wilson

1929

Only three known baseball players are in the 1929 set:

21. Babe Ruth
32. Lou Gehrig
42. Walter Johnson

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