1913-15 W530 Pinkerton Scorecards / Postcards Set and Checklist

‘It’s In The Details’

Title Pinkerton Scorecards / Postcards
Year 1913-15
Size 3 1/2″ x 5 1/2″
Images Black and White
Type W-Card/Postcards
Number in Set

1913-1915 W530 Pinkerton Scorecards / Postcards Overview

Wagner Pinkerton ScorecardThe Pinkerton Scorecards set includes a release of postcard-sized photos of various baseball players. The set is named as a Pinkerton issue because the images are the same ones used in the T5 Pinkerton premium set.

The cards/photos include black and white images of players with their name, position, team, and a card number. It isn’t clear how many cards are in the set.

The scorecards were not classified by Jefferson Burdick in his American Card Catalog. It has since been categorized as W530 after that publication by some collectors.

Most notably, there are three different types of backs. One includes a standard postcard, one is blank, and probably the most interesting is a third, which includes a blank scorecard so that fans could score an actual baseball game.

1913-1915 W530 Pinkerton Scorecards / Postcards Checklist

While no complete checklist for the set is known, the following are confirmed issues in the SGC and PSA pop reports.

153. Hughie Jennings
159. Ty Cobb
203. King Cole
205. Heinie Zimmeman
206. Frank Schulte
208. Joe Tinker
251. Christy Mathewson
252. Fred Merkle
260. Larry Doyle
264. Chief Meyers
360. Ed Konetchy
419. Clark Griffith
420. Dick Hoblitzell
424. Mike Mitchell
462. Nap Rucker
501. Chief Bender
503. Red Doin
505. Connie Mack
511. Eddie Collins
512. Home Run Baker
517. Cy Morgan
627. Nap Lajoie
855. Fred Clarke
865. Babe Adams
872. Honus Wagner

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