1912 E136 Collins-McCarthy Home Run Kisses Set and Checklist
‘It’s In The Details’
|Title||E136 Collins-McCarthy Home Run Kisses
|Size||2 1/4″ x 4 1/4″
|Images||Black and White|
|Number in Set
E136 Home Run Kisses Overview
The E136 Collins-McCarthy Home Run Kisses set included a player image, name, and team on the front along with the “Home Run Kisses” name, all inside of a decorative frame. The cards have a sepia tone.
Backs mentioned that consumers should save these cards for valuable premiums, which would be announced at a later date. The list of prizes was to be issued on July 15, 1912.
While there are a few stars here, the set is comprised largely of lesser names/minor league players from the Pacific Coast League. One exception to that is Hall of Famer Dave Bancroft, who played in the league but went on to a stellar career in the majors.
Collins-McCarthy also produced another set five years later that is identified as E135.
E136 Home Run Kisses Checklist
The cards are scarce. To date, SGC has graded only a couple hundred of these.
While I have verified almost all of these, ones recognized in most checklists but that I have not yet seen include Ables, Carlisle, Leverencz, Metzger, O’Rourke, and Parkins.
- Van Buren