1922 W501 Strip Card Set and Checklist

‘It’s In The Details’

Title W501 Strip
Year 1922
Size 2″ x 3 1/2″
Images Black and White
Type Strip
Number in Set

W501 Strip Overview

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The 1922 W501 strip card set includes black and white images on the front and blank backs. Cards are similar to the blank-backed W575-1 set, which is a spinoff of sorts of the E121 American Caramel set.

The cards have a unique G-4-22 printing on the fronts in the border area. To date, the reason behind it is unknown. The cards also include a card number. Numerous names in the set are misspelled. Some, such as the case of Ed Rommel (spelled Rounnel), are absolutely butchered.

The strip cards were printed in vertical rows as is evident from the way you see the cards today – many were not cut and instead were ripped and have uneven edges. The sides, by contrast, are generally even.

There aren’t many of these around with only a few hundred being graded. SGC has graded every card, but has graded only one or a handful of most cards. You don’t usually see large lots of these available but Robert Edward Auctions had a near set up for auction back in 2012.

Unnumbered W501s

While the W501 cards often have the G-422 printing on them, many do not, as discovered by a collector in recent years. As outlined here in a Net54 post, there are some that appear to be W575-1s but are really W501s, just without the G-422 marking.

These can be differentiated by the paper type as the W501 paper is slightly different than that of the W575-1 cards. The printing is also a little different with the W501 cards typically being a lesser quality and more of a grainy look, appearing almost as if they are a copy of a copy.

W501 Strip Checklist

  1. Ed Rommel
  2. Urban Shocker
  3. Dixie Davis
  4. George Sisler
  5. Bob Veach
  6. Harry Heilmann
  7. Ira Flagstead
  8. Ty Cobb
  9. Oscar Vitt
  10. Muddy Ruel
  11. Derrill Pratt
  12. Ed Gharrity
  13. Joe Judge
  14. Sam Rice
  15. Clyde Milan
  16. Joe Sewell
  17. Walter Johnson
  18. Jack McInnis
  19. Tris Speaker
  20. Jim Bagby
  21. Stan Coveleski
  22. W. Wambsganss
  23. Walter Mails
  24. Bill Gardner
  25. Aaron Ward
  26. Miller Huggins
  27. Wally Schang
  28. Tom Rogers
  29. Carl Mays
  30. Everett Scott
  31. Bob Shawkey
  32. Waite Hoyt
  33. M.J. McNally
  34. Joe Bush
  35. Bob Meusel
  36. Elmer Miller
  37. Dickie Kerr
  38. Eddie Collins
  39. Kid Gleason
  40. Johnny Mostil
  41. Bib Falk
  42. Clarence Hodge
  43. Ray Schalk
  44. Amos Strunk
  45. Eddie Mulligan
  46. Earl Sheely
  47. Harry Hooper
  48. Red Faber
  49. Babe Ruth
  50. Ivy Wingo
  51. Earl Neale
  52. Jake Daubert
  53. Edd Roush
  54. Eppa Rixey
  55. Elwood Martin
  56. Bill Killifer
  57. Charles Hollocher
  58. Zeb Terry
  59. Grover Alexander
  60. Turner Barber
  61. John Rawlings
  62. Frankie Frisch
  63. Pat Shea
  64. Dave Bancroft
  65. Cecil Causey
  66. Frank Snyder
  67. Heinie Groh
  68. Ross Youngs
  69. Fred Toney
  70. Art Nehf
  71. Earl Smith
  72. George Kelly
  73. John McGraw
  74. Phil Douglas
  75. Bill Ryan
  76. Jesse Haines
  77. Milton Stock
  78. Bill Doak
  79. George Toporcer
  80. Wilbur Cooper
  81. George Whitted
  82. Charlie Grimm
  83. Rabbit Maranville
  84. Babe Adams
  85. L. Bigbee
  86. Max Carey
  87. Whitey Glazner
  88. George Gibson
  89. Billy Southworth
  90. Hank Gowdy
  91. Walter Holke
  92. Joe Oeschger
  93. P.J. Kilduff
  94. Hy Myers
  95. Otto Miller
  96. Wilbert Robinson
  97. Zack Wheat
  98. Walter Reuther
  99. Curtis Walker
  100. Fred Williams
  101. Dave Danforth
  102. Ed Rommel
  103. John McGraw
  104. Frankie Frisch
  105. Lou De Vormer
  106. Tom Griffith
  107. Harry Hooper
  108. John Lavan
  109. Elmer Smith
  110. George Dauss
  111. Alexander Gaston
  112. John Garney
  113. Emil Meusel
  114. Rogers Hornsby
  115. Les Nunamaker
  116. Steve O’Neill
  117. Max Flack
  118. Billy Southworth
  119. Art Nehf
  120. William Fewster

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