1906 WG2 Fan Craze Set and Checklist

‘It’s In The Details’

Title WG2 Fan Craze
Year 1906
Size 2 1/2″ x 3 1/2″
Images Black and White
Type Game Cards
Number in Set

WG2 Fan Craze Set Overview

04FC 08 Collins.jpgIn 1906, the Fan Craze Company created two gaming card sets. The WG2 set featured the American League while the WG3 set featured the National League. The cards are designated as WG cards in the American Card Catalog.

WG2 cards have blue backs. The cards were part of a game with a player image, team name, and specific action (i.e. home run) printed on the fronts. The player images are in black and white.

These are among the more popular gaming cards because they not only feature individual, specific players, but also have attractive pictures of them. The players chosen, too, were good ones as the set includes plenty of Hall of Famers.

In addition to these Fan Craze sets, the company also produced a lesser known and uncatalogued set in 1904. That set included pictures of generic players and many of the cards simply had words on them, so it is not as popular as the WG2 and WG3 releases.

WG2 Fan Craze Checklist

  1. Nick Altrock
  2. Jim Barnett
  3. Harry Bay
  4. Chief Bender
  5. Bill Bernhard
  6. Bill Bradley
  7. Jack Chesbro
  8. Jimmy Collins
  9. Sam Crawford
  10. Lou Criger
  11. Lave Cross
  12. Monte Cross
  13. Harry Davis
  14. Bill Dinneen
  15. Bill Donovan
  16. Pat Dougherty
  17. Norm Elberfeld
  18. Hobe Ferris
  19. Elmer Flick
  20. Buck Freeman
  21. Fred Glade
  22. Clark Griffith
  23. Charlie Hickman
  24. Bill Holmes
  25. Harry Howell
  26. Frank Isbell
  27. Albert Jacobson
  28. Ban Johnson
  29. Fielder Jones
  30. Addie Joss
  31. Willie Keeler
  32. Nap Lajoie
  33. Connie Mack
  34. Jimmy McAleer
  35. Jim McGuire
  36. Earl Moore
  37. George Mullin
  38. Billy Owen
  39. Fred Parent
  40. Case Patten
  41. Eddie Plank
  42. Ossie Schreckengost
  43. Jake Stahl
  44. Fred Stone
  45. Bill Sudhoff
  46. Roy Turner
  47. Rube Waddell
  48. Bobby Wallace
  49. Doc White
  50. George Winters
  51. Cy Young

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