1925-31 Postcard-Back Exhibits Set and Checklist

‘It’s In The Details’

Title Postcard-backed Exhibits
Year 1925-31
Size 3 3/8″ x 5 3/8″
Images Black and White / Color Tints
Type Exhibit/Postcards
Number in Set

1925-31 Postcard-Backed Exhibits Overview

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From 1925 through 1931, a series of unclassified Exhibit postcards were printed. These are similar to other Exhibit issues and can be black and white or have a variety of colored tint fronts. Backs have a standard postcard printing, although some have been found with blank reverses.

The fronts have player images and their names printed in a variety of styles. Some are printed in a standard font while others are italicized. A few were even printed inside of boxes. In addition, some players (such as Hall of Famer Ty Cobb) have different team names to reflect trades/moves. Most of the team changes also did not use updated images. Rogers Hornsby, for example has three different postcards. However, his Cardinals and Braves postcards both show him in a Cardinals uniform.

Other variations existed regarding the photos. Most images had an actual background but others did not. While there are 69 different cards counting all of the variations, there are significantly fewer if those are not taken into consideration.

Over the same time period, a smaller set of postcard-backed exhibits was also printed. Those, however, featured four pictures of players to a postcard.

1925-31 Postcard-Backed Exhibits Checklist

  1. Virgie Barnes
  2. Johnny Bassler
  3. Sammy Bohne
  4. Jim Bottomley
  5. Ty Cobb (Athletics)
  6. Ty Cobb (Tigers)
  7. Mickey Cochrane
  8. Red Faber
  9. Red Faber (no background)
  10. Jack Fournier
  11. Jimmie Foxx
  12. Frankie Frisch (Cardinals)
  13. Frankie Frisch (Giants)
  14. Lou Gehrig
  15. Lou Gehrig (no background)
  16. Lou Gehrig (portrait)
  17. Tom Griffith
  18. Heinie Groh
  19. Lefty Grove
  20. George Haas
  21. Stanley Harris
  22. Gabby Hartnett
  23. Gabby Hartnett (no background)
  24. Harry Heilmann
  25. Rogers Hornsby (Braves)
  26. Rogers Hornsby (Cardinals)
  27. Rogers Hornsby (Cubs)
  28. Walter Johnson
  29. Jimmy Johnston
  30. Joe Judge
  31. George Kelly
  32. Chuck Klein
  33. Hugh McQuillan
  34. Bob Meusel
  35. Bing Miller
  36. Lefty O’Doul
  37. Roger Peckinpaugh (Indians)
  38. Roger Peckinpaugh (Senators)
  39. Ralph Pinelli
  40. Wally Pipp
  41. Jimmy Ring
  42. Eppa Rixey
  43. Edd Roush (Giants)
  44. Edd Roush (Reds)
  45. Babe Ruth (Standing with Bat)
  46. Babe Ruth (Swinging)
  47. Heinie Sand
  48. Everett Scott
  49. Al Simmons (no position/AL)
  50. Al Simmons (with outfielder/AM L)
  51. George Sisler
  52. George Sisler (no background)
  53. Jack Smith
  54. Tris Speaker
  55. Tris Speaker (no background)
  56. Phil Todt
  57. Phil Todt (no background)
  58. Specs Toporcer
  59. Pie Traynor
  60. Dazzy Vance
  61. Rube Walberg
  62. Paul Waner
  63. Paul Waner (no background)
  64. Paul Waner (portrait)
  65. Zack Wheat
  66. Cy Williams
  67. Hack Wilson
  68. Jimmy Wilson
  69. Jimmy Wilson (no background)

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