1933 C.A. Briggs Multi-Sport Set and Checklist

‘It’s In The Details’

Title C.A.Briggs
Year 1933
Size 2 3/8″ x 2 7/8″
Images Color
Type Candy/Gum
Number in Set
31

1933 C.A. Briggs Company Overview

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1933 Briggs Ruth.jpg

Around 1909, C.A. Briggs Company produced their first known baseball set, known to collectors as the E97 issue. About 25 years later, the company returned with a multi-sport issue that included a baseball card.

The baseball card featured New York Yankees slugger Babe Ruth as well as a brief description of the origins of baseball. The Ruth card was part of a multi-sport set and was the only baseball card in the release. There’s more for most collectors than simply Ruth, though. In addition to the baseball card, basketball, football, and hockey are also featured.

The cards include cartoon images on the front against a red background. They measure just under 2 1/2″ wide x 2 7/8″ tall. Backs advertise a total of 31 total cards in the set.

Interestingly enough, while it was a multi-sport issue, the company offered only baseball prizes as part of a redemption program. Collectors could mail in a full set of the cards to the company in exchange for either a baseball, a baseball bat, a catcher’s mitt, or one pound of chocolates. In addition to the prize, the company returned the cards back to the collector.

C.A. Briggs must not have produced many cards in either set. The company’s E97 issue is difficult to find and the 1933 cards are even more scarce.

1933 C.A. Briggs Company Checklist

While a complete checklist is difficult to produce due to scarcity, here is what is believed to be the most complete checklist (and here are pictures of some of the cards in the set).

  1. Yachting
  2. Hockey
  3. Horse Racing
  4. Diving
  5. Pole Vaulting
  6. Surf Riding
  7. Skating
  8. Basketball
  9. Trotting Horses
  10. Running
  11. Football
  12. TBD
  13. Wrestling
  14. Hurdling
  15. TBD
  16. Polo
  17. Bowling
  18. Ice Boating
  19. Boxing
  20. Hunting
  21. Auto Racing
  22. Gymnastics
  23. Tennis
  24. Baseball (Babe Ruth)
  25. Golf
  26. Coasting
  27. Boating
  28. Skiing
  29. Marbles
  30. Aviation
  31. TBD

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