1927-28 York Caramel Set (E210)

‘It’s In The Details’

Title E210 York Caramel
Year 1927-28
Size 1 3/8″ x 2 1/2″
Images Black and White
Type Candy/Caramel
Number in Set

E210 York Caramel Overview

E210 York CaramelThe E210 York Caramel set includes a total of 60 cards. Cards feature black and white player images and the player’s name was included both on the front and the back.

Backs stated that the cards were part of 60 of the most prominent stars in baseball and also carried the York Caramel Company name.

The set was an error-filled one to be sure. Numerous spelling errors were made and while some were corrected, others were not. In addition, several photograph mistakes were made as well that were not corrected. Two involved Hall of Fame players Hack Wilson and Bill Terry, who were not depicted properly as their cards show other players.

Two different types of York Caramel cards exist. The easiest way to tell them apart is from the backs. One has the text on the back facing the left (Type 1) while the other has the text facing to the right (Type 2). Based on PSA’s Population Reports, Type 2 is about 5-6 times more scarce than Type 1. Almost all of the cards in the two types are exactly the same other than the orientation of the backs. However, a few cards are different across the two types. Those cards are noted below in the checklist.

That checklist, by the way, is kind of a mess. But Old Cardboard sums it up well here and also matches the cards to the checklists in the F50 and W502 sets since they are practically the same.

60 cards are cited in the set but that isn’t really true when you count the variations, and at least two of those exist. If you count the errors that have corrections, you come up with even more. All told, Type 1 has 62 cards and Type 2 has 60.

Type 1 cards were produced in 1927 while Type 2 cards are from 1928.

E210 York Caramel Checklist

  1. Burleigh Grimes
  2. Walter Reuther
  3. Joe Dugan
  4. Red Faber
  5. Gabby Hartnett
  6. Babe Ruth
  7. Bob Meusel
  8. Herb Pennock
  9. George Burns
  10. Joe Sewell
  11. George Uhle
  12. Bob O’Farrell
  13. Rogers Hornsby
  14. Pie Traynor
  15. Clarence Mitchell
  16. Eppa Rixey
  17. Carl Mays
  18. Dolph Luque
  19. Dave Bancroft
  20. George Kelly
  21. Ira Flagstead (Earle Combs in Type 2)
  22. Harry Heilmann
  23. Ray Schalk
  24. Johnny Mostil
  25. Hack Wilson
  26. Tom Zachary (Lou Gehrig in Type 2)
  27. Ty Cobb
  28. Tris Speaker
  29. Ralph Perkins (Tony Lazzeri in Type 2)
  30. Jesse Haines (Waite Hoyt in Type 2)
  31. Sherwood Smith
  32. Max Carey
  33. Gene Hargraves
  34. Miguel Gonzales
  35. Clifton Heathcote (has both misspelled and corrected versions) (Joe Judge in Type 2)
  36. Sam Rice
  37. Earl Sheely
  38. Emory Rigney (Sam Jones in Type 2)
  39. Bibb Falk
  40. Nick Altrock (Willie Kamm in Type 2)
  41. Stanley Harris
  42. John McGraw
  43. Wilbert Robinson (Art Nehf in Type 2)
  44. Grover Alexander
  45. Walter Johnson (Paul Waner in Type 2)
  46. Bill Terry
  47. Eddie Collins (Glenn Wright in Type 2)
  48. Marty McManus (Earl Smith in Type 2) – two variations for McManus exist (Detroit and St. Louis)
  49. Goose Goslin
  50. Frankie Frisch
  51. Jimmy Dykes (Joe Harris in Type 2)
  52. Cy Williams
  53. Edd Roush
  54. George Sisler
  55. Ed Rommel
  56. Roger Peckinpaugh
  57. Stan Coveleski
  58. Clarence Gallaway (Lester Bell in Type 2)
  59. Bob Shawkey (Lloyd Waner in Type 2)
  60. John McInnis

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