1939-46 W462 Exhibits Salutations Set and Checklist

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Title W462 Salutations Exhibits
Year 1939-46
Size 3 5/16″ x 5 5/16″
Images Sepia
Type Exhibit
Number in Set
63 / 83

W462 Exhibit Salutations Overview

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While most of the W462 Exhibits were printed after 1939, the date we deem as the end of the pre-war card era, this series was started in that year.

83 postcards are in the set, but there are only 63 if you don’t count the variations. In addition to the player’s image (in sepia tone) and a replica of his signature on the front, these also included a short greeting, such as ‘Sincerely’ or ‘Best Wishes.’ Backs of the postcards were entirely blank.

While the set is often referred to as the ‘Salutations’ set, the American Card Catalog does not specifically give it a name.

Numerous variations exist and in most cases, they are minor. One is that the “Made in USA” print is found in either the left or right corners on many of the cards. Other variations exist, too. One involves Andy Pafko (pictured) who has cards with both a blank cap and one with a ‘C’ on it.

PSA has graded nearly 2,000 of these.

W462 Exhibit Salutations Checklist

  1. Luke Appling (USA left)
  2. Luke Appling (USA right)
  3. Earl Averill
  4. Red Barrett
  5. Hank Borowy
  6. Lou Boudreau
  7. Dolph Camilli
  8. Phil Cavaretta
  9. Harland Clift
  10. Tony Cuccinello
  11. Dizzy Dean
  12. Paul Derringer
  13. Bill Dickey (USA left)
  14. Bill Dickey (USA right)
  15. Joe DiMaggio
  16. Bob Elliott
  17. Bob Feller (pitching)
  18. Bob Feller (portrait)
  19. Dave Ferris
  20. Jimmie Foxx
  21. Lou Gehrig
  22. Charlie Gehringer
  23. Lefty Gomez
  24. Joe Gordon (Cleveland)
  25. Joe Gordon (New York)
  26. Hank Greenberg (Truly Yours)
  27. Hank Greenberg (Very Truly Yours)
  28. Lefty Grove
  29. Gabby Hartnett
  30. Buddy Hassett
  31. Jeff Heath (large picture)
  32. Jeff Heath (small picture)
  33. Kirby Higbe
  34. Tommy Holmes (Sincerely Yours)
  35. Tommy Holmes (Yours Truly)
  36. Carl Hubbell
  37. Bob Johnson
  38. Charles Keller (USA left)
  39. Charles Keller (USA right)
  40. Ken Keltner
  41. Chuck Klein
  42. Mike Kreevich
  43. Joe Kuhel
  44. Bill Lee
  45. Ernie Lombardi (Cordially)
  46. Ernie Lombardi (Cordially Yours)
  47. Marty Marion
  48. Marty Marion (An Exhibit Card)
  49. Merrill May
  50. Frank McCormick (USA left)
  51. Frank McCormick (USA right)
  52. George McQuinn (USA left)
  53. George McQuinn (USA right)
  54. Joe Medwick
  55. Johnny Mize (USA left)
  56. Johnny Mize (USA right)
  57. Hugh Mulcahy
  58. Hal Newhouser
  59. Buck Newsom
  60. Buck Newson (misspelled)
  61. Mel Ott (USA left)
  62. Mel Ott (USA right)
  63. Andy Pafko
  64. Andy Pafko (with ‘C’ on cap)
  65. Claude Passeau
  66. Howard Pollet (USA left)
  67. Howard Pollet (USA right)
  68. Pete Reiser (USA left)
  69. Pete Reiser (USA right)
  70. Johnny Rizzo
  71. Glenn Russell
  72. George Stirnweiss
  73. Cecil Travis
  74. Paul Trout
  75. Johnny Vander Meer
  76. Arky Vaughan
  77. Fred Walker
  78. Fred Walker (‘D’ on cap)
  79. Bucky Walters
  80. Lon Warneke
  81. Ted Williams
  82. Ted Williams (with #9)
  83. Rudy York

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