1933 R306 Butter Cream Confectionery Set and Checklist

‘It’s In The Details’

Title R306 Butter Cream Confectionery
Year 1933
Size 1 1/4″ x 3 5/8″
Images Black and White
Type Candy/Gum
Number in Set
30

R306 Butter Cream Confectionery Overview

R306 Butter Cream Back.jpgR306 Lindstrom.jpgThe 1933 R306 Butter Cream cards were part of a promotional contest by the Butter Creme Confectionery Corporation.

The set included a total of 30 cards. On the front was a black and white player image. The back included his name and a batting average from the previous season. Collectors had to make a guess as to an estimate of how the player would do in 1933 up to either September 1st or October 1st (these were two types of backs each player had).

The instructions aren’t entirely clear on the card, but it is presumed that the guess was supposed to be based on that player’s batting average to that point in the season since that is the only stat on the cards.

Collectors had to send in their guess with the name and address to the company. That would help explain the small amount of these cards found today as they are pretty scarce.

Of the cards in the set, the key is by far and away the Babe Ruth card. Despite the fact that Ruth is easily the biggest name, there are plenty of others here. Nearly half the set is comprised of Hall of Famers.

R306 Butter Cream Confectionery Checklist

  1. Earl Averill
  2. Ed Brandt
  3. Guy Bush
  4. Mickey Cochrane
  5. Joe Cronin
  6. George Earnshaw
  7. Wes Ferrell
  8. Jimmie Foxx
  9. Frankie Frisch
  10. Charles Gelbert
  11. Lefty Grove
  12. Gabby Hartnett
  13. Babe Herman
  14. Chuck Klein
  15. Ray Kremer
  16. Fred Lindstrom
  17. Ted Lyons
  18. Pepper Martin
  19. Bob O’Farrell
  20. Ed Rommel
  21. Charley Root
  22. Muddy Ruel
  23. Babe Ruth
  24. Al Simmons
  25. Bill Terry
  26. George Uhle
  27. Lloyd Waner
  28. Paul Waner
  29. Hack Wilson
  30. Glenn Wright

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