1910 Ju-Ju Drums Set (E286)

‘It’s In The Details’

Title E286 Ju-Ju Drums
Year 1910
Size 1 1/2″ diameter
Images Black and White
Type Candy/Caramel
Number in Set

E286 Ju-Ju Drums Overview

E286 Ju Ju Drums BackE286 Cole.jpgSimilar to the Colgan’s Chips discs (E254 and E270), these were small, circular disc cards. Unlike those, however, the E286 Drums are not nearly as plentiful. Ju Ju Drums cards are so rare that the entire checklist may not even be known.

The cards were black and white with a player image, name, and team on the front. Backs included a brief advertisement for Ju-Ju Drums, stating that one card could be found even each Drum. The set is a mix of action shots and portraits. Most are portrait shots but a few, including the likes of Honus Wagner and Donie Bush, have full body images. They are similar to the Colgan’s Chips issues in that they are small, circular cards. Even the content included (name, team, black and white picture) was the same.

The reason for the circular cards? Well, the containers that held them with the candy were circular so it made sense.

Key issues in the set include Hall of Famers Ty Cobb, Christy Mathewson, and Honus Wagner. And despite it being relatively small, the set also includes several misspelled names on the cards.

Overall, this set is incredibly rare. Only a few have been formally graded by PSA and SGC and several in the set have not been graded. Often, you will not even see any for sale on eBay.

E286 Ju-Ju Drums Checklist

While 45 is commonly the number checklisted for this set, that is incorrect. A 46th card went under the radar in a PWCC auction on eBay in 2017 in Red Dooin. The card was also graded by PSA. To date, I have not seen another one but the card certainly exists.

  1. Eddie Ainsmith
  2. Jimmy Austin
  3. Chief Bender
  4. Bob Bescher
  5. Bruno Block (misspelled as ‘Bloch’)
  6. Frank Burke
  7. Donie Bush
  8. Frank Chance
  9. Harry Cheek
  10. Eddie Cicotte
  11. Ty Cobb
  12. King Cole
  13. Jack Coombs
  14. Bill Dahlen
  15. Bert Daniels
  16. Harry Davis
  17. Red Dooin
  18. Larry Doyle
  19. Rube Ellis
  20. Cecil Ferguson
  21. Russ Ford
  22. Bob Harmon (misspelled as ‘Harnion’)
  23. Ham Hyatt
  24. Bill Killefer (misspelled as ‘Killifer’)
  25. Art Kruger
  26. Tommy Leach
  27. Harry Lumley
  28. Christy Mathewson
  29. John McGraw
  30. Deacon McGuire
  31. Chief Meyers
  32. Otto Miller
  33. Charlie Mullen
  34. Tom Needham
  35. Rube Oldring
  36. Barney Pelty
  37. Ed Reulbach
  38. Jack Rowan
  39. Dave Shean
  40. Tris Speaker
  41. Ed Sweeney
  42. Honus Wagner
  43. Kirby White
  44. Jimmy Walsh
  45. Ralph Works
  46. Elmer Zacher

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