1946-49 Sports Exchange All-Stars (W603) Set and Checklist

‘It’s In The Details’

Title 1946-49 Sports Exchange All-Stars (W603)
Year 1946-49
Size 7″ x 10″
Images Black and White
Type Strip
Number in Set
114

1946-49 Sports Exchange All-Stars (W603) Overview

W603 Sports Exchange Miniatures Joe DiMaggioCategorized as W603 in the American Card Catalog, these are technically grouped with strip cards. In reality, though, they are actually large 7″ x 10″ photographs.

These photos featured baseball players and were offered through the Sports Exchange Trading Post magazine. In addition to these photographs, that magazine also issued smaller baseball cards in 1947, referred to as the Sports Exchange Miniatures set (W602). These two are some of the first sets produced after the end of World War II in 1945.

As was done in the W602 set, this set included both current and past players. Past players, such as Babe Ruth and Shoeless Joe Jackson, are among the most popular photos in the set.

These were produced from 1946 through 1949 with the entire set being spread out over several different series. The fronts included a player image with his name and some blank lines for facts about him while the backs were blank.

113 photos are often reported in this set but, in reality, at least 114 exist. Catcher Aaron Robinson has both a fielding and throwing variation.

While most of the photos feature a single player, several feature two players. Additionally, team photos were created for the Boston Red Sox and St. Louis Cardinals in 1946 — they were the two participating World Series teams that year.

1946-49 Sports Exchange All-Stars (W603) Checklist

  1. Nick Altrock
  2. Gene Bearden/Dale Mitchell
  3. Al Benton
  4. Floyd Bevens
  5. Ewell Blackwell
  6. Lu Blue
  7. Boston Red Sox (1946 Team)
  8. Lou Boudreau
  9. Ralph Branca/Ken Keltner
  10. Harry Brecheen
  11. George Case
  12. Hugh Casey
  13. Phil Cavaretta
  14. Spud Chandler
  15. Sam Chapman
  16. Mark Christman
  17. Mickey Cochrane/Bob Dillinger
  18. Earle Combs
  19. Walker Cooper
  20. Dizzy Dean/Eddie Joost
  21. Bill Dickey
  22. Dom DiMaggio
  23. Joe DiMaggio
  24. Bobby Doerr
  25. Eddie Dyer
  26. Jake Early
  27. Bruce Edwards
  28. Del Ennis
  29. Al Evans
  30. Bob Feller
  31. Dave Ferriss
  32. Les Fleming
  33. Elbie Fletcher
  34. Jimmie Foxx
  35. Frankie Frisch
  36. Carl Furillo
  37. Augie Galan
  38. Lou Gehrig
  39. Joe Gordon
  40. Hank Greenberg
  41. Charlie Grimm
  42. Steve Gromek/Earl Torgeson
  43. Lefty Grove
  44. Bert Haas
  45. Bill Hallahan
  46. Jeff Heath
  47. Jim Hegan/Mickey Vernon
  48. Tommy Henrich
  49. Billy Herman
  50. Kirby Higbe
  51. Tommy Holmes
  52. Johnny Hopp
  53. Rogers Hornsby
  54. Carl Hubbell
  55. Tex Hughson
  56. Joe Jackson/Wally Westlake
  57. Travis Jackson
  58. Larry Jansen/Yogi Berra
  59. Bill Johnson
  60. Ralph Kiner
  61. Whitey Kurowski
  62. Ray Lamanno
  63. Cookie Lavagetto
  64. Bob Lemon/Red Rolfe
  65. Buddy Lewis
  66. Johnny Lindell
  67. Vic Lombardi
  68. Peanuts Lowrey/Heinie Manush
  69. Ted Lyons
  70. Marty Marion
  71. Phil Masi
  72. George McQuinn
  73. Billy Meyer/Ben Chapman
  74. Johnny Mize
  75. Ray Mueller
  76. Bob Muncrief
  77. Red Munger
  78. Stan Musial
  79. Earl Neale
  80. Hal Newhouser
  81. Lefty O’Doul
  82. Steve O’Neill
  83. Jimmy Outlaw
  84. Andy Pafko
  85. Joe Page
  86. Herb Pennock
  87. Johnny Pesky
  88. Howie Pollet
  89. Pee Wee Reese
  90. Pete Reiser
  91. Phil Rizzuto
  92. Aaron Robinson (fielding)
  93. Aaron Robinson (throwing)
  94. Buddy Rosar
  95. Babe Ruth
  96. Johnny Sain
  97. Luke Sewell
  98. Rip Sewell
  99. Sibbi Sisti/Zach Taylor
  100. Enos Slaughter
  101. Billy Southworth
  102. Warren Spahn
  103. St. Louis Cardinals (1946 Team)
  104. Eddie Stanky
  105. Vern Stephens
  106. Cecil Travis
  107. Dizzy Trout
  108. Honus Wagner
  109. Dick Wakefield
  110. Dixie Walker
  111. Harry Walker
  112. Ted Williams
  113. Hack Wilson
  114. Mickey Witek