R307 Baseball and College Design Pennants Set and Checklist
‘It’s In The Details’
|Title||R307 Baseball and College Design Pennants
|Size||1 13/16″ x 2 3/4″
|Number in Set
R307 Baseball and College Design Pennants Overview
This relatively unknown set includes colorful, miniature pennants featuring the names of baseball teams and colleges. The set is identified by Jefferson Burdick as R307 in his American Card Catalog.
These are small pennants and similar to those found in the BF3 Pennants Set, which had some that utilized a similar design and style. One big difference between the two is that the BF3s included some pennants with names of individual players while this one strictly includes team and school names.
Presumably, the set includes pennants for every professional baseball team but it is unknown how many colleges are represented. The set is a weird combination of professional baseball and universities.
The exact date of the pennants isn’t known nor is the mode of distribution. They are classified as a gum/candy issue but the producer is not identified on the pennants. In addition, while it is believed the pennants were printed around 1935, the exact date is not known, either.
R307 Baseball and College Design Pennants Checklist
To date, I’ve not seen a complete checklist of this set. Info in general is pretty difficult to come by, despite the fact that the series was issued towards the end of the pre-war era.
Below are the pennants that I suspect exist as well as those that I have seen to date. Pennants I have not seen but believe exist are marked with an asterisk.
Major League Baseball Teams
- Boston Braves*
- Boston Red Sox*
- Brooklyn Dodgers*
- Chicago Cubs*
- Chicago White Sox*
- Cincinnati Reds
- Cleveland Indians*
- Detroit Tigers
- New York Giants*
- New York Yankees*
- Philadelphia Athletics*
- Philadelphia Phillies*
- Pittsburgh Pirates*
- St. Louis Browns*
- St. Louis Cardinals*
- Washington Senators*