1934-37 U1-U4 Diamond Matchbooks Sets and Checklists

‘It’s In The Details’

Title U1-U4 Diamond Matchbooks
Year 1934-37
Size 1 9/16″ x 4 7/16″
Images Black and White
Type Miscellaneous
Number in Set
415

1934-37 U1-U4 Diamond Matchbooks Overview

s-l500.jpgThese matchbooks were printed over a period of three years by the Diamond Matchbook Company. They came printed in an assortment of colors and include five distinct types spread out over four years:

  • U1 (1934)
  • U2 (1935)
  • U3-1 (1935-36)
  • U3-2 (1937 – Cubs only)
  • U4 (1936)

All of the matchbook covers have some value regardless of condition. But complete books with the matches unused generally bring a premium. Because these were matchbook covers, they are often heavily worn with creasing, tears, and other flaws.

Fronts of the matchbooks feature a black and white image of a player inside of a square along with his name. The backs include a biography and insides of the books (where the matches were stored) are blank.

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