1912 E300 Plow’s Candy Set and Checklist

‘It’s In The Details’

Title E300 Plow’s Candy
Year 1912
Size 3″ x 4″
Images Black and White
Type Candy/Caramel
Number in Set
69

E300 Plow’s Candy Overview

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The E300 Plow’s Candy card set is an incredibly rare issue.

The fronts of these cards includes no real decoration. A player image is presented in the middle with his name and team given as well. The tops read “Plow’s Candy Collection” with no further advertisement. Backs are entirely blank and cards were printed both horizontally and vertically.

One thing that makes this set a bit unique is that, as Goodwin Auctions noted here, pictures on the cards were not known to be reused over and over, as was the case in other pre-war issues. Some images were used in other sets but many are unique to the Plow’s issue. Another notable design-related issue here is that the borders on them were considerably thicker than most other cards of the era.

Another interesting aspect that the cards have a much more similar width/height ratio compared to today’s cards than the narrower issues typically seen in that era. At 3″ wide x 4″ tall, these are much closer to the size of today’s trading cards than typical early 1900s tobacco and candy cards.

While plain and basic in appearance, these cards are incredibly rare. So rare, in fact, that we don’t even know how many were printed in the set.

E300 Plow’s Candy Checklist

PSA suggested earlier that there could be 66 in the set but their current set registry composition shows a total of 69 in the set.

  1. Babe Adams
  2. Home Run Baker
  3. Cy Barger
  4. Jack Barry
  5. Johnny Bates
  6. Chief Bender
  7. Joe Benz
  8. Bill Berger
  9. Roger Bresnahan
  10. Mordecai Brown
  11. Donie Bush
  12. Bobby Byrne
  13. Nixey Callahan
  14. Bill Carrigan
  15. Hal Chase
  16. Fred Clarke
  17. Ty Cobb
  18. King Cole
  19. Eddie Collins
  20. Jack Coombs
  21. Bill Dahlen
  22. Bert Daniels
  23. Harry Davis
  24. Jim Delehanty
  25. Josh Devore
  26. Bill Donovan
  27. Red Dooin
  28. Larry Doyle
  29. Johnny Evers
  30. Russ Ford
  31. Del Ganor
  32. Vean Gregg
  33. Bob Harmon
  34. Arnold Hauser
  35. Dick Hoblitzell
  36. Solly Hofman
  37. Miller Huggins
  38. John Hummel
  39. Walter Johnson
  40. Johnny Kling
  41. Nap Lajoie
  42. Jack Lapp
  43. Fred Luderus
  44. Sherry Magee
  45. Rube Marquard
  46. Christy Mathewson
  47. Stuffy McInnis
  48. Larry McLean
  49. Fred Merkle
  50. Chief Meyers
  51. Cy Morgan
  52. George Moriarty
  53. Mike Mowrey
  54. Marty O’Toole
  55. Rube Oldring
  56. Eddie Plank
  57. Nap Rucker
  58. Slim Sallee
  59. Boss Schmidt
  60. Jimmy Sheckard
  61. Tris Speaker
  62. Billy Sullivan
  63. Ira Thomas
  64. Joe Tinker
  65. John Titus
  66. Hippo Vaughn
  67. Honus Wagner
  68. Ed Walsh
  69. Bob Williams

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