1936 Home Run Candy Set

‘It’s In The Details’

Title Home Run Candy
Year 1936
Size 1 3/4″ x 2 1/2″
Images Black and White
Type Candy/Gum
Number in Set
52 (?)

1936 Home Run Candy Set Overview

1936 Home Run CandyThe 1936 Home Run Candy set is a rare issue. At first glance, these cards look exactly like trimmed issues from the far more common 1936 WG8 S&S Game cards. However, these are entirely different cards.

At 2 1/2″ high, these cards are a bit taller than the 2 1/4″ S&S Game cards. The backs are also different from those cards.

Otherwise, these cards look to be mirror images of each other on the front. Well, almost. The cards have a mirror image of the pictures used in the S&S set and the name/biography part is the same. But these cards are cut to a near square while the S&S cards are more elongated and have the rounded playing corner edges. Essentially, these cards look like cards that have been cut from the middle of the S&S Game cards.

These cards are much rarer than the S&S Game set. You hardly ever see them for sale but that has not meant they have commanded high prices. An SGC 1.5 Floyd Young sold for only $67 in a Love of the Game Auction, one of the few auction houses to ever offer one of these.

We know a little about these cards but, in general, there is quite a bit we do not. I break down some of the mysteries of the set here.

Back Variations

Finally, there are various different backs for these cards. Some are blank-backed while others have advertisements for Home Run Candy Bars.

Home Run Candy Bars are not exactly known. But one of these back types from a Heritage Auction promotes that product. The other does not have the Home Run Candy name on it but is believed to be a Home Run Candy card since the style of the card and even the ink color is consistent with the other.

Because so few of these have been seen, it is difficult to get a good handle on which backs are rarer.

1936 Home Run Candy Checklist

While all of the cards from the WG8 S&S Game Card set have not been found in the same format as the 1936 Home Run Candy cards, the same checklist is assumed for both sets. Below is the S&S Game Card set checklist.

  1. Luke Appling
  2. Earl Averill
  3. Zeke Bonura
  4. Dolph Camilli
  5. Ben Cantwell
  6. Phil Cavaretta
  7. Rip Collins
  8. Joe Cronin
  9. Frank Crosetti
  10. Kiki Cuyler
  11. Virgil Davis
  12. Frank Demaree
  13. Paul Derringer
  14. Bill Dickey
  15. Woody English
  16. Richard Ferrell
  17. Fred Fitzsimmons
  18. Pete Fox
  19. Jimmie Foxx
  20. Larry French
  21. Frankie Frisch
  22. Augie Galan
  23. Charlie Gehringer
  24. John Gill
  25. Charlie Grimm
  26. Mule Haas
  27. Stan Hack
  28. Bill Hallahan
  29. Mel Harder
  30. Gabby Hartnett
  31. Ray Hayworth
  32. Ralston Hemsley
  33. Billy Herman
  34. Frank Higgins
  35. Carl Hubbell
  36. Bill Jurges
  37. Vernon Kennedy
  38. Chuck Klein
  39. Mike Kreevich
  40. Bill Lee
  41. Joe Medwick
  42. Van Lingle Mungo
  43. James O’Dea
  44. Mel Ott
  45. Rip Radcliff
  46. Pie Traynor
  47. Arky Vaughan
  48. Joe Vosmik
  49. Lloyd Waner
  50. Paul Waner
  51. Lon Warneke
  52. Floyd Young

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