‘It’s In The Details’
|Size||1 1/4″ x 2 1/8″
|Images||Color Tint / Black and White
|Number in Set
W565 Strip Card Overview
The 1928 W565 strip card set contains a variety of sports and non-sports subjects but only four baseball players (Lou Gehrig, Harry Heilman, Tony Lazzeri, and Al Simmons). No other players from the four major sports exist.
Fronts include player images and the backs of the cards are blank. The fronts also list the players’ names and, where applicable, team. All cards were printed in red ink or black ink against a light background.
A couple of different designs are used for this set. Some included a non-background picture. Others, like the Tony Lazzeri card shown, included an athlete in an oval. Still others utilized a playing card design like the W560 strip cards.
Like some other strip cards, these were printed in sheets. Two known uncut sheets of cards are available and each one consists of 25. Sheets contained five rows of five cards.
All in all, this isn’t a very attractive issue. The pictures aren’t great and neither is the typed print at the bottom. In addition to baseball players, boxers and movie stars are also included in the set.
W565 Strip Card Checklist
The only major sport figures are the four baseball players listed below.
- Lou Gehrig
- Harry Heilmann
- Tony Lazzeri
- Al Simmons