1911 Pacific Coast Biscuit Set (D310) and Checklist
‘It’s In The Details’
|Title||Pacific Coast Biscuit (D310)|
|Size||2 1/2″ x 4 1/4″
|Images||Black and White
|Number in Set
1911 Pacific Coast Biscuit Set (D310) Overview
The 1911 D310 Pacific Coast Biscuit set featured minor leaguers from teams out west on, you guessed it, the Pacific Coast.
The set largely contains minor players – some of which made it to the major leagues. Easily the prize of the set, though, is Buck Weaver. Weaver is famous, of course, for his role on the 1919 Chicago Black Sox team. Banned with other members of the White Sox for the gambling scandal surrounding the 1919 World Series, his cards are in high demand.
There are a few other interesting players here and a few sought after cards by collectors. Overall, though, Weaver is by far and away the key to the set. In all, the six Pacific Coast League teams are included (Los Angeles, Oakland, Portland, Sacramento, San Francisco, and Vernon) with 12 players from each squad represented.
Card fronts are printed in black and white and include a player image and name while the backs include a complete checklist of the entire set. In addition, backs also state that the set is presented by the Pacific Coast Biscuit Company.
One unique part of the D310 Pacific Coast Biscuit set is the presence of several stamp overprints found on the backs.
Typically, if a card is overprinted, it is a different company’s name that appears. Usually, this was because a second company used the original cards to create their own set and promote their own company.
That is the case here with one of the overprints for the Aldon Candy Company. Aldon added their overprint stamp on the back of some of these cards on top of the Pacific Coast Biscuit name. Those cards are significantly rarer than the regular D310 cards, though not much of a premium currently exists for them in terms of price.
Interestingly, however, some of the overprints found are Pacific Coast Biscuit stamps. That is a bit odd considering the Pacific Coast Biscuit name was already printed on the backs. Why the company would add a stamp with another mention of their name is unclear. Perhaps it was part of a contest. But whatever the reason, cards exist with their stamped name on them.
Shown here are a picture of some overprinted cards that were in the possession of noted collector Leon Luckey. As you can see, there are different versions of the Pacific Coast Biscuit stamps.
1911 Pacific Coast Biscuit Set (D310) Checklist
Below is a checklist of the entire set. The cards are not numbered but presented in order of the checklist on the cards (by team).
- Madden (start of San Francisco team)
- Weaver (Buck)
- Mitze (start of Oakland team)
- Kuhn (start of Portland team)
- LaLonge (start of Sacramento team)
- Van Buren
- Delmas (start of Los Angeles team)
- Ross (start of Vernon team)