1933 W574 Strip Card Set and Checklist

‘It’s In The Details’

Title W574 Strip
Year 1933
Size 2 1/8″ x 2 3/4″
Images Black and White
Type Strip
Number in Set

W574 Strip Cards Overview

W574 04 AverillThe 1933 W574 strip cards are black and white with replica player signatures/cursive written names on the fronts and blank backs.

As stated in the American Card Catalog, these are identifiable in part due to the team names on the front in large, bold font. The signatures and team names were printed in either black or white ink, depending if the photograph in the background was light or dark.

The maker of this set isn’t known and it isn’t known how/where they were distributed.

A unique factor of the set is the thick white border that surrounds each picture. Cards feature players from only the American League. The reason for that is unknown and it is not clear if there were plans to produce a set of National Leaguers. That could mean they were distributed in a city where an American League team played but that is not clear.

Like other strip cards (i.e. W512 and W513), different card stock appears to have been used. Some cards have a grayish back while others have one that is brown. Both appear to be authentic.

One unique aspect is that all of the pictures were full body shots and not closeups. All of the cards were also vertical shots, save for Harry Davis, whose was a horizontal shot.

Here are pictures of all of the cards.

W574 Strip Cards Checklist

  1. Dale Alexander
  2. Paul Andrews
  3. Luke Appling
  4. Earl Averill
  5. George Blaeholder
  6. Irving Burns
  7. Pat Caraway
  8. Chalmer Cissell
  9. Harry Davis
  10. Jimmy Dykes
  11. George Earnshaw
  12. Red Faber
  13. Lew Fonseca
  14. Jimmie Foxx
  15. Victor Frasier
  16. Lefty Grove
  17. Frank Grube
  18. Irving Hadley
  19. Willie Kamm
  20. Bill Killefer
  21. Ralph Kress
  22. Fred Marberry
  23. Roger Peckinpaugh
  24. Frank Reiber
  25. Carl Reynolds
  26. Al Simmons
  27. Joe Vosmik
  28. Gerald Walker
  29. Whitlow Wyatt

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