1928 Greiners Bread Set and Checklist

‘It’s In The Details’

Title Greiners Bread
Year 1928
Size 1 3/8″ x 2 1/2″
Images Black and White
Type Bakery
Number in Set

1928 Greiners Bread Overview

1928 Greiners Bread Back1928 Greiners Bread.jpgThis rare set of cards includes black and white images of baseball players on the fronts along with their name and a card number at the bottom. In fact, they are virtually identical to the W502 Game Backs strip cards.

The cards utilize the same pictures and the only differences are that the fronts of the Greiners Bread cards place the player’s name and card number inside of a box while the W502s do not. And instead of the game backs, the Greiners Bread cards had a promotion surrounding their products.

Greiners Bread cards advertised that a loaf of their ten-cent bread would be given for each Babe Ruth card. If someone managed to collect an entire 60-card set, they would receive ten loaves of bread. As stated on the backs, cards were found in their bread, pies, and pastry products.

Today, these cards are incredibly rare. Only a few exist but the checklist is easily linked to the W502 cards for a few reasons. First, the pictures and player numbers of the few cards found to date correspond perfectly with those in the W502 issue. In addition, that set has 60 cards and the backs of these cards state there are 60 in the entire set as well.

Finally, there are some slight print variations in the advertisement on the backs.

1928 Greiners Bread Checklist

Note that this is the checklist for the W502 Game Backs set, which to date, has corresponded with the Greiners Bread cards that have been found.

  1. Burleigh Grimes
  2. Walter Reuther
  3. Joe Dugan
  4. Red Faber
  5. Gabby Hartnett
  6. Babe Ruth
  7. Bob Meusel
  8. Herb Pennock
  9. George Burns
  10. Joe Sewell
  11. George Uhle
  12. Bob O’Farrell
  13. Rogers Hornsby
  14. Pie Traynor
  15. Clarence Mitchell
  16. Eppa Rixey
  17. Carl Mays
  18. Adolfo Luque
  19. Dave Bancroft
  20. George Kelly
  21. Earl Coombs
  22. Harry Heilmann
  23. Ray Schalk
  24. Johnny Mostil
  25. Hack Wilson
  26. Lou Gehrig
  27. Ty Cobb
  28. Tris Speaker
  29. Tony Lazzeri
  30. Waite Hoyt
  31. Sherwood Smith
  32. Max Carey
  33. Eugene Hargrave
  34. Miguel Gonzales
  35. Joe Judge
  36. Sam Rice
  37. Earl Sheely
  38. Sam Jones
  39. Bib Falk
  40. Willie Kamm
  41. Stanley Harris
  42. John McGraw
  43. Art Nehf
  44. Grover Alexander
  45. Paul Waner
  46. Bill Terry
  47. Glenn Wright
  48. Earl Smith
  49. Goose Goslin
  50. Frankie Frisch
  51. Joe Harris
  52. Fred Williams
  53. Edd Roush
  54. George Sisler
  55. Ed Rommel
  56. Roger Peckinpaugh
  57. Stan Coveleski
  58. Lester Bell
  59. Lloyd Waner
  60. John McInnis

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