1909 Anonymous Set of 50 (E101)

‘It’s In The Details’

Title E101 Anonymous Set of 50
Year 1909
Size 1 1/2″ x 2 3/4″
Images Color
Type Candy/Caramel
Number in Set

E101 Anonymous Set of 50 Overview

Dubbed as the E101 Anonymous set e101-casey-backe101-caseyof 50, the distributor and maker of the set is currently unknown. It looks like a standard caramel card issue but who it belongs to remains a mystery. It is believed the cards were produced in 1909. The cards are also similar to the E92 issue with the same pictures as in that set.

This set included nearly twice as many cards as the E98 Anonymous Set of 30. Also unlike that set, a complete checklist was not included on the back. Instead, the back only included a generic message. And since no information was printed on the fronts regarding a potential manufacturer, collectors have been left in the dark about the set. In lieu of a checklist, backs stated the following:

“This card is one of a set of 50 Base Ball Players – Prominent members of National and American Leagues.”

At 50 cards the set is a little more extensive than others that often consisted of 25 or 30 cards. Several players have two cards and with Honus Wagner being one of them, that only makes completing this set that much more difficult.

E101 Anonymous Set of 50 Checklist

Here is a full checklist of the entire set.

  1. Jack Barry
  2. Harry Bemis
  3. Chief Bender – striped hat
  4. Chief Bender – white hat
  5. Bill Bergen
  6. Bob Bescher
  7. Al Bridwell
  8. Doc Casey
  9. Frank Chance
  10. Hal Chase
  11. Ty Cobb
  12. Eddie Collins
  13. Sam Crawford
  14. Harry Davis
  15. Art Devlin
  16. Bill Donovan
  17. Red Dooin
  18. Mickey Doolan
  19. Patsy Dougherty
  20. Larry Doyle – batting
  21. Larry Doyle – fielding
  22. Johnny Evers
  23. George Gibson
  24. Topsy Hartsel
  25. Fred Jacklitsch
  26. Hughie Jennings
  27. Red Kleinow
  28. Otto Knabe
  29. Jack Knight
  30. Nap Lajoie
  31. Hans Lobert
  32. Sherry Magee
  33. Christy Mathewson
  34. John McGraw
  35. Larry McLean
  36. Dots Miller – batting
  37. Dots Miller – fielding
  38. Dan Murphy
  39. Bill O’Hara
  40. Germany Schaefer
  41. Admiral Schlei
  42. Boss Schmidt
  43. Johnny Seigle
  44. Dave Shean
  45. Boss Schmidt (Smith on card)
  46. Joe Tinker
  47. Honus Wagner – batting
  48. Honus Wagner – fielding
  49. Cy Young
  50. Heinie Zimmerman

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