1914 Texas Tommy Set (E224)

‘It’s In The Details’

Title E224 Texas Tommy
Year 1914
Size Various
Images Sepia
Type Candy/Caramel
Number in Set

E224 Texas Tommy Overview

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E224 Texas Tommy BackE224 Texas TommyThe E224 Texas Tommy set included two distinct types of cards.

Both included a sepia image of a player on the front along with his name and team, but one set was larger in size. The larger set also included a biography of the player while the smaller set of cards had blank backs. The larger cards with the text on the back had “Texas Tommy” at the tops, which makes it easy to identify those. The first, larger type is typically identified as Type 1 while the smaller set is Type 2.

Texas Tommy cards were produced by the Cardinet Candy Company in California. These cards were distributed with packages of the company’s Texas Tommy candy bars.

The ‘Texas Tommy’ was actually a swing style dance that originated in nearby San Francisco (The Cardinet Candy Company was based in Oakland) in the early 1900s. For that reason, it is likely that the candy bar got its name from that popular dance.

Collectors looking for these cards will often have a difficult time finding them. Fewer than 100 total have been graded by PSA and SGC so far and that is in large part due to the regional nature of this issue.

E224 Texas Tommy Checklist

You can see pictures of all of the cards here.

Type 1 Cards

  1. Jimmy Archer
  2. Jimmy Austin
  3. Home Run Baker
  4. Chief Bender
  5. Bob Bescher
  6. Ping Bodie
  7. Donie Bush
  8. Bobby Byrne
  9. Nixey Callahan
  10. Howie Camnitz
  11. Frank Chance
  12. Hal Chase
  13. Ty Cobb
  14. Jack Coombs
  15. Sam Crawford
  16. Birdie Cree
  17. Al Demaree
  18. Red Dooin
  19. Larry Doyle
  20. Johnny Evers
  21. Vean Gregg
  22. Bob Harmon
  23. Joe Jackson
  24. Walter Johnson
  25. Otto Knabe
  26. Nap Lajoie
  27. Harry Lord
  28. Connie Mac
  29. Armando Marsans
  30. Christy Mathewson
  31. George McBride
  32. John McGraw
  33. Stuffy McInnis
  34. Chief Meyers
  35. Earl Moore
  36. Mike Mowrey
  37. Marty O’Toole
  38. Rebel Oakes
  39. Eddie Plank
  40. Budd Ryan
  41. Fred Snodgrass
  42. Tris Speaker
  43. Jake Stahl
  44. Oscar Stanage
  45. Bill Sweeney
  46. Honus Wagner
  47. Ed Walsh
  48. Zack Wheat
  49. Harry Wolter
  50. Smokey Joe Wood
  51. Steve Yerkes
  52. Heinie Zimmerman

Type 2 Cards

  1. Ping Bodie
  2. Larry Doyle
  3. Vean Gregg
  4. Harry Hooper
  5. Walter Johnson
  6. Rube Marquard
  7. Christy Mathewson
  8. John McGraw
  9. Chief Meyers
  10. Fred Snodgrass
  11. Jake Stahl
  12. Honus Wagner
  13. Smoky Joe Wood
  14. Steve Yerkes

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