‘It’s In The Details’
|Title||T332 Helmar Stamps
|Size||1 1/8″ x 1 3/8″
|Images||Black and White
|Number in Set
T332 Helmar Stamps Overview
The 1911 T332 Helmar Stamps set included miniature paper inserts that were included within packages of Helmar Cigarettes. The unique items included small black and white pictures of players against colorful decorative designs.
The player’s name and team was at the bottom in a name plate. As with other stamps issues, the backs are entirely blank. In addition to the many players represented in the set, the frames are noteworthy because there were so many of them. As many as 50 different frames used around the players’ images in the set.
The stamps are small and nearly square. Many different frame types and name plate sizes were used. Only the player’s last name was printed.
Depending on your interpretation of a rookie card, the set is home to a few that could be considered rookies, including Hall of Famer Max Carey. Despite being a lower-tier Hall of Famer in terms of collectability, Carey’s stamp is sought after a little more because it’s his first known release.
One interesting thing is that the set wasn’t only limited to baseball players. At least a few actresses were included as well.