1911-14 D304 Butter Krust Bread Set and Checklist

‘It’s In The Details’

Title D304 Butter Krust Bread
Year 1911-14
Size 1 3/4″ x 2 1/2″
Images Color
Type Bakery
Number in Set
25

1911-14 D304 Butter Krust Bread Overview

Butter Krust.jpgd304-01-bakerWhile the D304 set is generally characterized as the General Baking Company set, theirs are hardly the only advertising backs on this issue. In all, five backs, including General Baking, Brunners, Butter Krust, Martens Bakery, and Weber Bakery distributed these cards as well.

The fronts of the cards across the various sets were all the same. They featured color lithographs of players and like other issues of the same era, had a white border with the player’s name printed at the bottom.

The Butter Krust Bread cards can be differentiated by the advertisement on the back. These state at the top, “Eat Butter Krust Bread fresh every morning.” The backs also add that one of these cards was wrapped with each loaf of that brand of bread and that there were 25 in the set.

It should be noted that some cards in the D304 series have the team name blacked out. That was likely to denote players that changed teams during the time period the cards were printed. Their new teams are not printed but by blacking out the old teams, the cards were made a bit more current.

In terms of rarity, Weber Bakery, Butter Krust, and Martens are easily the most difficult to find. Brunners is by far the most common.

1911-14 D304 Butter Krust Bread Checklist

While 25 cards are advertised in this set, all 25 have not been discovered/verified to date. However, here is the list of all 25 cards in the D304 series across all brands.

Only two (Brunners and Butter Krust) backs advertised 25 cards in their set. Brunners is known to have all 25 and I believe that 25 likely exist with Butter Krust backs as well.

  1. Home Run Baker
  2. Jack Barry
  3. George Bell
  4. Chief Bender
  5. Frank Chance
  6. Hal Chase
  7. Ty Cobb
  8. Eddie Collins
  9. Otis Crandall
  10. Sam Crawford
  11. Johnny Evers
  12. Art Fletcher
  13. Buck Herzog
  14. Kelly
  15. Nap Lajoie
  16. Rube Marquard
  17. Christy Mathewson
  18. Fred Merkle
  19. Chief Meyers
  20. Marty O’Toole
  21. Nap Rucker
  22. Art Shafer
  23. Fred Tenney (misspelled Tenny)
  24. Honus Wagner
  25. Cy Young

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