‘It’s In The Details’
|Title||E271 Darby Chocolates
|Size||3 1/2″ x 4 1/2″
|Images||Black and White
|Number in Set
E271 Darby Chocolates Overview
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. 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.
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.
E271 Darby Chocolates Checklist
As Love of the Game Auctions indicates, the checklist stands at 38 for now. But issues have been discovered over the past few years and a complete checklist may never exist.