1911 M131 Baltimore News Newsboys Series Set and Checklist

‘It’s In The Details’

Title M131 Baltimore News Newsboys
Year 1911
Size 1 1/2″ x 2 5/8″
Images Color
Type Publications
Number in Set

M131 Baltimore News Newsboys Overview

M131 Back

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The 1911 M131 Baltimore News Newsboys set was created in part as a promotion for its newsboys. The set contained a total of 30 cards and on the back of the cards, it stated that $1 would be paid to the first 35 boys that assembled the entire set.

The cards featured color images on the fronts with parallel images and a parallel checklist to the E94 George Close Candy cards. The lone difference is that this series used blue backgrounds instead of the colored backgrounds in the E94 set. In addition to the mention of the promotion on the back, the reverse included the full set checklist of all 30 cards.

The cards are quite rare and these days, generally top $1,000 each. The rarity isn’t a surprise, of course, as it was only a regional promotion. And who knows how many sets were completed and potentially discarded by the newspaper. The cards don’t state if the newsboys had to turn over the cards upon completing a set to receive $1, but if so, they could easily have been simply discarded by the company.

M131 Baltimore News Newsboys Checklist

That checklist has been provided below:

  1. Earl Moore
  2. Eddie Grant
  3. Red Murray
  4. Robert Byrne
  5. Sam Crawford
  6. Jimmy Austin
  7. Joe Lake
  8. Hans Lobert
  9. Sherry Magee
  10. Hughie Jennings
  11. Mickey Doolan
  12. Cy Young
  13. Harry Davis
  14. John McGraw
  15. Ty Cobb
  16. Tommy Leach
  17. Harry Lord
  18. Patsy Dougherty
  19. Nap Lajoie
  20. Josh Devore
  21. Frank Chance
  22. Eddie Cicotte
  23. Johnny Bates
  24. Honus Wagner
  25. Tris Speaker
  26. Red Kleinow
  27. Bob Bescher
  28. Terry Turner
  29. Johnny Evers
  30. Art Devlin

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