1915 Postaco Stamps Set and Checklist

‘It’s In The Details’

Title Postaco Stamps
Year 1915
Size 1 3/4″ x 2 1/8″
Images Black and White
Type Stamps
Number in Set
36

1915 Postaco Stamps Overview

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The 1915 Postaco Stamps baseball set is over 100 years old and remains largely a mystery to collectors. As PSA reported a while back, a find from the 1990s has entered more of these into circulation. That has helped make them a little easier to find, but they are still unbelievably rare. As of the time of this publication in fact, fewer than 100 have been graded (combined) by both PSA and SGC.

The stamps are small and found with both red and yellow printed backgrounds (some players in red and some in yellow – not both). A total of 36 are believed to be in the set. Many stars are included in the release, such as Ty Cobb, Christy Mathewson, Home Run Baker, and others from the era.

The stamps include a black and white picture of the player along with his name. The fronts also identify each player as a hitter or pitcher. The set was not recorded in the American Card Catalog, so no ‘S-card’ designation exists for it.

Uncut sheets are pretty rare but do surface from time to time. REA had one in an auction back in 2011.

PSA and SGC have not graded many of these, per their pop reports.

1915 Postaco Stamps Checklist

  1. Grover Alexander
  2. Jimmy Archer
  3. Home Run Baker
  4. Chief Bender
  5. George Burns
  6. Ty Cobb
  7. Gene Cocreham
  8. Ensign Cottrell
  9. Josh Devore
  10. Johnny Evers
  11. Max Flack
  12. Hank Gowdy
  13. Roy Hartzell
  14. Claude Ray Hendrix
  15. Bill James
  16. Walter Johnson
  17. Nap Lajoie
  18. Hans Lobert
  19. Connie Mack
  20. Sherry Magee
  21. Rabbit Maranville
  22. Christy Mathewson
  23. George McBride
  24. John McGraw
  25. M. McHale
  26. Fred Merkle
  27. Jack Miller
  28. Emiliano Palmeiro
  29. Pol Perritt
  30. Del Pratt
  31. Dick Rudolph
  32. Butch Schmidt
  33. George Stallings
  34. Ed Sweeney
  35. Joe Tinker
  36. Honus Wagner

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