1936 Colored Photos Set (R312)

‘It’s In The Details’

Title R312 Colored Photos
Year 1936
Size 4″ x 5 3/8″
Images Color
Type Candy/Gum
Number in Set

R312 Colored Photos Overview

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The R312 set is a mysterious issue containing 50 different cards. The cards (or photos) are nearly 4″ x 6″ and feature a number of players with pastel/color fronts and replica signatures.

The manufacturer is unknown and the set is identified as R312 in the American Card Catalog. The set sometimes goes by other names, but is called the ‘Colored Photos’ set in the Catalog. There, they are catalogued as a National Chicle Gum issue. However, there is no maker or distributor marking printed on them.

While many of the photos include only a single player, many include two or more.

Most have their name printed in a cursive type of font, but a few have typed captions instead. It should be noted that the written names are not replica signatures – only the player’s name in a cursive font.

Numerous stars are found in the set but the legendary Babe Ruth is not among them.

The photos are not printed on a thick, traditional card stock. Thinner in stock, these are damaged quite easily.

R312 Colored Photos Checklist

  1. John Allen
  2. Nick Altrock/Al Schacht
  3. Ollie Bejma/Rolly Hemsley
  4. Les Bell/Zeke Bonura
  5. Cy Blanton
  6. Cliff Bolton/Earl Whitehill
  7. Frenchy Bordagaray/George Earnshaw
  8. Mace Brown
  9. Dolph Camilli
  10. Phil Cavaretta, Stan Hack, Billy Herman, Billy Jurges
  11. Chicago Team
  12. Mickey Cochrane
  13. Jim Collins/Stan Hack
  14. Rip Collins
  15. Joe Cronin/Bucky Harris
  16. Alvin Crowder
  17. Kiki Cuyler
  18. Kiki Cuyler/Tris Speaker/Taylor
  19. Bill Dickey
  20. Joe DiMaggio
  21. Charlie Dressen
  22. Ferrell/Van Atta
  23. Pete Fox/Goose Goslin/JoJo White
  24. Jimmie Foxx/Luke Sewell
  25. Benny Frey
  26. Augie Galan/Pie Traynor
  27. Lefty Gomez/Myril Hoag
  28. Hank Greenberg
  29. Lefty Grove/Connie Mack
  30. Mule Haas/Mike Kreevich/Dixie Walker
  31. Mel Harder
  32. Gabby Hartnett WS Home Run
  33. Gabby Hartnett/Lon Warneke
  34. Rogers Hornsby
  35. Rogers Hornsby/Allen Sothoron
  36. Ernie Lombardi
  37. Al Lopez with Others
  38. Pepper Martin
  39. Johnny Mize
  40. Van Lingle Mungo
  41. Brad Parmelee
  42. Schoolboy Rowe with Kids
  43. Red Ruffing
  44. Eugene Schott
  45. Casey Stengel
  46. Bill Sullivan
  47. Bill Swift
  48. Arky Vaughan/Honus Wagner
  49. Waner Brothers with John Weaver
  50. Ralph Winegarner

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