1934 R72 Schutter-Johnson Set and Checklist

‘It’s In The Details’

Title R72 Schutter-Johnson ‘I’m Going to Be’
Year 1934
Size 2 1/2″ x 2 7/8″
Images Color
Type Candy/Gum
Number in Set
25

R72 Schutter-Johnson ‘I’m Going to Be’ Overview

R72 Schutter Johnson Baseball Player.jpg

The 1934 R72 Schutter set included 25 cards featuring a variety of occupations. Of most interest to collectors is generally the sole baseball card, which has a color image of a runner sliding at home to meet the catcher and umpire at the plate.

The set is sometimes referred to as “I’m going to be …” since the back of the cards all start off with that phrase before identifying a specific occupation.

The baseball card is No. 19 in the set. The back of it states:

“Hear those crowds in the stands thunder and yell their joy as you sock out a homer, over the center bleachers and across the street. Boy, that’s sport! When you’re out in the field, is there anything as nice as the feel of a hot liner as it smacks into your glove? Or maybe it’s a fast grounder that you cover and throw to first. A cool breeze, a warm sunny day, and the old glove working perfectly. Let’s go!”

A few other sports cards exist in the mixed set. Others included are wrestling, swimming, auto racing, horse racing, boxing, and a track and field athlete.

As with many cards, collectors could redeem a complete set for either a baseball mitt, wrist watch, or a pair of roller skates. And like other sets, there was one card (No. 4) that was seemingly shortprinted to make collecting a complete set difficult. No. 4, ‘I’m going to be a Strong Man’ featured a weightlifter on the front. In 2014, REA boasted the only known example and their PSA Authentic grade was auctioned off for over $22,500.

R72 Schutter-Johnson Checklist

  1. Clown
  2. Wrestler
  3. Animal Trainer
  4. Strong Man
  5. Swimmer
  6. Radio Broadcaster
  7. Pirate
  8. Auto Racer
  9. Jockey
  10. Athlete
  11. Movie Star
  12. Cowboy
  13. Fireman
  14. Policeman
  15. Gold Miner
  16. Aviator
  17. Magician
  18. Detective
  19. Baseball Player
  20. Locomotive Engineer
  21. Boxer
  22. Speed Cop (cop on motorcycle)
  23. Sailor
  24. Drum Major
  25. Hunter

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