1922 W503 Strip / Caramel Cards Set and Checklist

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Title W503 Strip / Caramel
Year 1922
Size 1 3/4″ x 2 3/4″
Images Black and White
Type Strip / Caramel
Number in Set
64

W503 Strip / Caramel Overview

W503 01 Bush.jpg

The 1922 W503 cards set includes black and white player images on the fronts with blank backs. Fronts also include player names, teams, and a card number.

Of particular note is that the cards were not hand cut and therefore, not actually strip cards. Jefferson Burdick classified them as such in the American Card Catalog but that is likely an error. It has been mostly accepted that these were distributed with some sort of candy/caramel product and should be classified as an E-Card.

Some may place this in the E-UNC category as it was uncategorized by Burdick as a caramel card. Nevertheless, its official designation here remains as a W-Card as that was its original clarification and is what it still is widely is recognized as today.

The cards are extremely rare. PSA and SGC have only graded about 130 at the time of this publication with SGC grading the majority of those.

W503 Strip / Caramel Checklist

  1. Joe Bush
  2. Wally Schang
  3. Dave Robertson
  4. Wally Pipp
  5. Bill Ryan
  6. George Kelly
  7. Frank Snyder
  8. Jimmy O’Connell
  9. Bill Cunningham
  10. Norm McMillan
  11. Waite Hoyt
  12. Art Nehf
  13. George Sisler
  14. Al Devormer
  15. Casey Stengel
  16. Ken Willams
  17. Joe Dugan
  18. Irish Meusel
  19. Bob Meusel
  20. Carl Mays
  21. Frankie Frisch
  22. Jesse Barnes
  23. Walter Johnson
  24. Claude Jonnard
  25. Dave Bancroft
  26. Johnny Rawlings
  27. Pep Young
  28. Earl Smith
  29. Willie Kamm
  30. Art Fletcher
  31. Kid Gleason
  32. Babe Ruth
  33. Guy Morton
  34. Heinie Groh
  35. Leon Cadore
  36. Joe Tobin
  37. Rube Marquard
  38. Grover Alexander
  39. George Burns
  40. Joe Oeschger
  41. Chick Shorten
  42. Rogers Hornsby
  43. Adolfo Luque
  44. Zack Wheat
  45. Herb Pruett
  46. Rabbit Maranville
  47. Jimmy Ring
  48. Sherrod Smith
  49. Lee Meadows
  50. Aaron Ward
  51. Herb Pennock
  52. Carson Bigbee
  53. Max Carey
  54. Charles Robertson
  55. Urban Shocker
  56. Dutch Reuther
  57. Jake Duabert
  58. Louis Giusto
  59. Ivy Wingo
  60. Bill Pertica
  61. Luke Sewell
  62. Hank Gowdy
  63. Jack Scott
  64. Stan Coveleski

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