1910 Darby Chocolates Set (E271)

‘It’s In The Details’

Title E271 Darby Chocolates
Year 1910
Size 3 1/2″ x 4 1/2″
Images Black and White
Type Candy/Caramel
Number in Set

E271 Darby Chocolates Overview

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The E271 Darby Chocolates set is a rare issue of cards that were printed on the exterior of Darby’s packages. The cards are extremely rare and no complete checklist has yet to be confirmed.

Currently 38 cards are known to exist, though more could follow. Among the most recent finds came in the way of a full box last decade featuring a fielding pose of Ty Cobb (he also has a batting card) and a new player entirely in Jim Vaughn. Several new cards have been found in recent years, leading to the belief that more could have been issued.

The cards include a black and white image of a player with Darby’s Pennant Chocolates name on them as well. The player name is added as is the tag line “Made by Darby,” identifying the manufacturer.

Two cards were printed on each box of candy. One side of a box featured a ‘card’ with the words, “The Big Hit.” The other side lacks those words. Complete boxes with the cards uncut are very rare with only a handful having been found to date.

One interesting fact about the set is that some were believed to have been found inside of the wall of a building that caught on fire back in 1982. Prior to that, they had been long since forgotten about by the hobby. Unfortunately, that means that others could have been printed in the set but may have been lost to us forever.

E271 Darby Chocolates Checklist

  1. Jimmy Archer
  2. Chief Bender
  3. Bob Bescher
  4. Roger Bresnahan
  5. Al Bridwell
  6. Three Finger Brown
  7. Eddie Cicotte
  8. Fred Clarke
  9. Ty Cobb (batting)
  10. Ty Cobb (fielding)
  11. King Cole
  12. Wid Conroy
  13. Sam Crawford
  14. Eddie Collins
  15. Bill Dahlen
  16. Bill Donovan
  17. Pat Dougherty
  18. Kid Elberfeld
  19. Johnny Evers
  20. Buck Herzog
  21. Hugh Jennings
  22. Walter Johnson
  23. Ed Konetchy
  24. Tommy Leach
  25. Fred Luderus
  26. Rube Marquard
  27. John McGraw
  28. Chief Meyers
  29. Mike Mowrey
  30. Jack Powell
  31. Slim Sallee
  32. James Sheckard
  33. Fred Snodgrass
  34. Tris Speaker
  35. Charlie Suggs
  36. Fred Tenney
  37. Jim Vaughn
  38. Honus Wagner

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