1947 Tip Top Bread (D323) Set and Checklist

‘It’s In The Details’

Title Tip Top Bread (D323)
Year 1947
Size 2 1/4″ x 3″
Images Black and White
Type Bakery
Number in Set
163

1947 Tip Top Bread Set Overview

Phil Rizzuto 1947 Tip Top BreadThe 1947 Tip Top Bread set was one of the first major baseball card releases following World War II. The set included a somewhat staggering 163 cards, making it quite large for the time period.

These cards were black and white with borderless photos of subjects and the player’s name and team at the bottom in a white box. Backs included an advertisement for Tip Top Bread.

The set includes many big names but is also missing quite a few popular stars, including Joe DiMaggio, Ted Williams, and Bob Feller. All three, of course, missed time on the diamond to serve in World War II. But with the war ending in 1945, all of them were active players in the 1946 season. Their absences are curious as Topps and Bowman were not yet producing cards so they could not have had exclusivity deals with those mainstream companies.

The set includes several typographical errors with regards to names. Even on cards without errors, some of the players may not be immediately recognized in the checklist. Yogi Berra, for example, is known as Larry Berra. All-Star Whitey Lockman is known as Carroll Lockman and other similar examples are found as well.

Berra’s card, as is the card of fellow Hall of Famer Warren Spahn, is quite desirable. Both are seen as rookie cards for the players. Those cards, along with a card of the legendary Honus Wagner (who was a Pirates coach at the time) are generally the most valuable cards in the set.

This was not the first Tip Top Bread set, of course. The 1910 D322 Pittsburgh Pirates set commemorating the team’s 1909 World Series title is by far the more well-known release. Additionally, Tip Top created a set in 1921 featuring the minor league Baltimore Orioles team.

1947 Tip Top Bread Checklist

  1. Bill Ayers
  2. Floyd Baker
  3. Charles Barrett
  4. Eddie Basinksi
  5. Johnny Berardino
  6. Yogi Berra (named Larry)
  7. Bill Bevens
  8. Robert Blattner
  9. Ernie Bonham
  10. Bob Bragan
  11. Ralph Branca
  12. Alpha Brazle
  13. Bobbie Brown
  14. Mike Budnick
  15. Ken Burkhart
  16. Thomas Byrne
  17. Earl Caldwell
  18. Hank Camelli
  19. Hugh Casey
  20. Phil Cavarretta
  21. Bob Chipman
  22. Lloyd Christopher
  23. Bill Cox
  24. Bernard Creger
  25. Frankie Crosetti
  26. Joffre Cross
  27. Leon Culberson
  28. Dick Culler
  29. George Dickey
  30. Charles Diering
  31. Dom DiMaggio
  32. Joseph Dobson
  33. Bobby Doerr
  34. Erv Dusak
  35. Bruce Edwards
  36. Hoot Evers
  37. Cliff Fannin
  38. Nanny Fernandez
  39. Boo Ferriss
  40. Elbie Fletcher
  41. Dennis Galehouse
  42. Joe Garagiola
  43. Sid Gordon
  44. John Gorsica
  45. Hal Gregg
  46. Frank Gustine
  47. Stan Hack
  48. Mickey Harris
  49. Clint Hartung
  50. Joe Hatten
  51. Frank Hayes
  52. Jeff Heath
  53. Tommy Henrich
  54. Gene Hermanski
  55. Kirby Higbe
  56. Ralph Hodgin
  57. Tex Hughson
  58. Fred Hutchinson
  59. Leroy Jarvis
  60. Don Johnson
  61. Earl Johnson
  62. Si Johnson
  63. John Jorgensen
  64. Wally Judnich (spelled Judnick)
  65. Tony Kaufmann
  66. George Kell
  67. Charlie Keller
  68. Bob Kennedy
  69. Montia Kennedy
  70. Ralph Kiner
  71. Dave Koslo
  72. Jack Kramer
  73. Joe Kuhel
  74. George Kurowski
  75. Emil Kush
  76. Eddie Lake
  77. Harry Lavagetto
  78. Bill Lee
  79. Thornton Lee
  80. Paul Lehner
  81. Johnny Lindell
  82. Danny Litwhiler
  83. Mickey Livingston
  84. Carroll Lockman
  85. Jack Lohrke
  86. Ernie Lombardi
  87. Vic Lombardi
  88. Edmund Lopat
  89. Harry Lowrey
  90. Marty Marion
  91. Willard Marshall
  92. Phil Masi
  93. Edward Mayo
  94. Clyde McCullough
  95. Frank Melton
  96. Cass Michaels
  97. Ed Miksis
  98. Arthur Mills
  99. Johnny Mize
  100. Lester Moss
  101. Pat Mullin
  102. Bob Muncrief
  103. George Munger
  104. Fritz Ostermueller
  105. James Outlaw
  106. Stub Overmire
  107. Andy Pafko
  108. Joe Page
  109. Roy Partee
  110. Johnny Pesky
  111. Nelson Potter
  112. Mel Queen
  113. Marion Rackley
  114. Al Reynolds
  115. Del Rice
  116. Marv Rickert
  117. John Rigney
  118. Phil Rizzuto
  119. Aaron Robinson
  120. Preacher Roe
  121. Carvel Rowell
  122. Jim Russell
  123. Rip Russell
  124. Connie Ryan
  125. Johnny Sain
  126. Ray Sanders
  127. Fred Sanford
  128. Johnny Schmitz
  129. Joe Schultz
  130. Rip Sewell
  131. Dick Sisler
  132. Sibby Sisti
  133. Enos Slaughter
  134. Billy Southworth
  135. Warren Spahn
  136. Vern Stephens
  137. Ed Stevens
  138. George Stirnweiss (spelled Sternweiss)
  139. Nick Strincevich
  140. Bobby Sturgeon
  141. Bob Swift
  142. Birdie Tebbetts (spelled Tibbetts)
  143. Mike Tresh
  144. Ken Trinkle
  145. Paul Trout
  146. Virgil Trucks
  147. Thurman Tucker
  148. Bill Voiselle
  149. Hal Wagner
  150. Honus Wagner
  151. Eddie Waitkus (spelled Eddy)
  152. Dick Wakefield
  153. Jack Wallaesa
  154. Charles Wensloff
  155. Ted Wilks
  156. Mickey Witek
  157. Jerry Witte
  158. Ed Wright
  159. Taft Wright
  160. Henry Wyse
  161. Rudy York
  162. Al Zarilla
  163. Bill Zuber

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