1913 WG5 National Game Set and Checklist

‘It’s In The Details’

Title WG5 National Game
Year 1913
Size 2 1/2″ x 3 1/2″
Images Black and White
Type Game Cards
Number in Set
54

WG5 National Game Game Overview

WG5 National Game.jpgThe 1913 WG5 National Game set is a collection of 52 playing cards and two ‘extra’ cards. 43 are cards of specific players and the others are action shots from games with unidentified players.

The set was packaged in a standard playing card box with one of the action shots (running looking behind) on the front. Also in the set was an score card and rules card, which made up the two additional cards to get the complete set to 54.

Cards had a typical playing card cut with rounded corners and were the size of other standard issues. A black and white of the player was printed inside of a black border with his name and team present as well. Each player image was then on the white-bordered cards with specific actions (which were used to play the game) in the border areas.

Here are pictures of the entire set of cards.

Reprint Alert

Collectors should be wary of reprints of these cards. Fortunately, there are a few different things to look for.

First, the cards are marked ‘Reprint’ in the lower left corner on the back side. However, even if that has been worn, reprint cards also have a chocolate brown tint to the pictures instead of the standard black and white images on authentic cards.

Keep in mind that crafty sellers of reprints may try to remove the ‘Reprint’ word from the back in an effort to pass them off as authentic cards. If you are unsure about a card’s authenticity, be sure to look at the lower left portion on the back to see if there is paper loss, rubbing away, or any other alterations that might make it seem like the word was removed.

WG5 National Game Game Checklist

  1. Grover Alexander
  2. Home Run Baker
  3. Chief Bender
  4. Bob Bescher
  5. Joe Birmingham
  6. Roger Bresnahan
  7. Nixey Callahan
  8. Frank Chance
  9. Hal Chase
  10. Fred Clarke
  11. Ty Cobb
  12. Sam Crawford
  13. Bill Dahlen
  14. Jake Daubert
  15. Red Dooin
  16. Johnny Evers
  17. Vean Gregg
  18. Clark Griffith
  19. Dick Hoblitzell
  20. Miller Huggins
  21. Joe Jackson
  22. Hughie Jennings
  23. Walter Johnson
  24. Ed Konetchy
  25. Nap Lajoie
  26. Connie Mack
  27. Rube Marquard
  28. Christy Mathewson
  29. John McGraw
  30. Larry McLean
  31. Clyde Milan
  32. Marty O’Toole
  33. Nap Rucker
  34. Tris Speaker
  35. Jake Stahl
  36. George Stallings
  37. George Stovall
  38. Bill Sweeney
  39. Joe Tinker
  40. Honus Wagner
  41. Ed Walsh
  42. Smoky Joe Wood
  43. Cy Young
  44. Base Hit / Caught Stealing
  45. Base Hit / Out
  46. Foul Fly / One
  47. Hit / One
  48. Hit / Out
  49. Hit / Out
  50. Hit / Two
  51. Steals / One
  52. Steals / One
  53. Rules Card
  54. Score Card

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