1930 Baguer Chocolate Set and Checklist

‘It’s In The Details’

Title Baguer Chocolate
Year 1930
Size 11/16″ x 13/16″
Images Black and White
Type Candy/Gum
Number in Set

1930 Baguer Chocolate Overview

1930 Baguer Chocolate Walter Johnson 1

I1930 Baguer Chocolate Lou Gehrigf it’s difficult for you to consider the 1930 Baguer Chocolate issue a true baseball card set, you’re not alone. The ‘cards’ are some of the smallest known to the hobby measuring only about 3/4″ all the way around

The set is a Cuban release consisting of 90 cards. Pictures of the players are on the front with their name. The backs have the company name, Chocolate Baguer, as well as the simple phrase, “El mas popular,” which translated from Spanish is, ‘The most popular.’ The small cards were included with the purchase of the caramels. The price was two caramels for one centavo and, given today’s exchange rate, that is worth significantly less than one penny.

While originating from Cuba, the set features major league players. Babe Ruth, Jimmie Foxx, Walter Johnson, and Lou Gehrig are, ‘el mas popular,’ so to speak.

One card, that of Mitchell Blake, is said to be shortprinted.

These cards are similar to the 1930 Caramelo la Estrella del Ring boxing set. They have a similar look, which makes sense given they were produced for another brand under the same company, Cuba Industrial y Comercial S.A.

Collectable Book and Redemption Offer

1930 Baguer Chocolates Album 1Few collectors are aware that along with the cards, a special book was also available where the cards could be inserted. Along with that, a redemption offer existed as well.

The book has several parts and among them, places for all 90 of the cards. Because the cards were so small, the book did not have to be big. 20 to 25 spaces for the cards were printed on a page and the entire set could be glued into the book across only four pages.

Two other pages displayed the full 90-card checklist. And finally, a redemption offer was printed explaining that collectors could exchange a full set for prizes, including a ball and bat, a doll, or a box of fine chocolates. The set had to be redeemed by January 31, 1931 to be valid, effectively dating this as a likely 1930 set.

You can read more about the album here.

1930 Baguer Chocolate Checklist

  1. George Bancroft
  2. Clyde Beck
  3. Larry Benton
  4. Max Bishop
  5. Clarence Blair
  6. Fred Blake
  7. Mitchell Blake (SP)
  8. Joe Boley
  9. Jimmy Bottomley
  10. George Burns
  11. Guy Bush
  12. Mickey Cochrane
  13. Eddie Collins
  14. Kiki Cuyler
  15. Leo Dixon
  16. Pete Donahue
  17. Taylor Douthit
  18. Jimmy Dykes
  19. George Earnshaw
  20. R. Elliot
  21. Joe English
  22. Red Faber
  23. Lew Fonseca
  24. Jimmie Foxx
  25. Walter French
  26. Frankie Frisch
  27. Lou Gehrig
  28. Walter Gerber
  29. M.A. Gonzalez
  30. Goose Goslin
  31. W. Grampp
  32. Burleigh Grimes
  33. Charlie Grimm
  34. Lefty Grove
  35. George Haas
  36. Bill Hallahan
  37. Stanley Harris
  38. Gabby Hartnett
  39. Cliff Heathcote
  40. Babe Herman
  41. Andy High
  42. Rogers Hornsby
  43. Dan Howley
  44. Travis Jackson
  45. Walter Johnson
  46. Fred Lindstrom
  47. Alphonso Lopez
  48. Red Lucas
  49. Adolfo Luque
  50. Pat Malone
  51. Harry Manush
  52. Fred Marberry
  53. Joe McCarthy
  54. John McGraw
  55. Norman McMillan
  56. Bing Miller
  57. J. Moore
  58. Buddy Myers
  59. Bob O’Farrell
  60. Mel Ott
  61. Herb Pennock
  62. Cy Perkins
  63. Jack Quinn
  64. Charles Rhen
  65. Harry Rice
  66. Sam Rice
  67. Lance Richbourg
  68. W. Robinson
  69. Ed Rommel
  70. Charles Root
  71. Muddy Ruel
  72. Babe Ruth
  73. Wally Schang
  74. Bill Shores
  75. Al Simmons
  76. George Sisler
  77. Earl Smith
  78. Riggs Stephenson
  79. Walter Stewart
  80. Homer Summa
  81. Bill Terry
  82. Fresco Thompson
  83. Charley Tolson
  84. Pie Traynor
  85. Dazzy Vance
  86. Rube Walberg
  87. Hack Wilson
  88. Jimmy Wilson
  89. Glenn Wright
  90. Tom Zachary

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