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Old Cardboard eMagazine Issue #174                               June 2020


Welcome to Old Cardboard, the most complete reference resource for information about collecting vintage baseball cards and related memorabilia.  More information about this eMagazine and its companion website is found at the bottom of this page.

Contents:
1. Updated Auction and Show Calendar
2. Babe Ruth vs. Baby Ruth: The Candy Bar War
3. Vintage Japanese Baseball Card Basics
          by Rob Fitts and Lyman Hardeman
4. Set Profile: 1958 Bell Brand Dodgers
5.
1888 N28 Allen & Ginter Champions: Some New Perspectives
6. Latest Additions to the OldCardboard.com Website
7. News Briefs (A Digest of Recent Hobby Happenings)


1. Updated Auction and Show Calendar

The following is a summary of vintage card events coming up in the next 60-90 days. For the most current listings of additional vintage card shows and auctions, see the Key Events Calendar, accessible directly from the home page of the Old Cardboard website.

Have an event that needs to be on the OC Calendar?
Email editor@oldcardboard.com
June 2020
15Austin, TX Old Cardboard eMagazine Release (Issue #174; website).
18Phone/Internet RR Auction (see website for details).
18Dallas, TX Heritage Sports Auction (see website for details).
19Phone/Internet Leland's Spring 2020 Classic (see website for details).
24Phone/Internet Hake's Auctions (see website).
25Phone/Internet Sterling Sports Auctions (see website for details).
27Phone/Internet Small Traditions Auctions (see website for details).
27Internet CrazyUncleAuctions.com Auction (see website for details).
28Internet Birmingham Auctions (see website for details).
July 2020
16-17Dallas, TX Heritage Sports Auction (see website for details).
17-19Chantilly, VA CSA Chantilly Show (see website for details).
23Dallas, TX Heritage Sports Auction (see website for details).
7/29-8/2Atlantic City, NJ National Sports Collectors Conv. (website). Rescheduled
August 2020
6Phone/Internet Sterling Sports Auctions (see website for details).
6Phone/Internet Huggins & Scott Auctions (see website for details).
8Phone/Internet Memory Lane Auction (see website for details).
8Phone/Internet Goldin Auctions (see website for details).


2. Babe Ruth vs. Baby Ruth: The Candy Bar War


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Babe Ruth's 1926 entry into the confectionary business lasted only a few years. During of that time, the George H. Ruth Candy Company produced and distributed the company's "Ruth's Home Run" candy bars. Fortunately for today's collector, the candy was distributed along with one of six baseball cards in a numbered set.

The George Ruth Candy card set and related memorabilia are detailed later in this article. But first, let's take a brief look at the intriguing back story that led to the launch of the George H. Ruth Candy Company and the now highly valued vintage card set that it sponsored.

Five years earlier, in 1921, at a time when Babe Ruth was well on his way to becoming a household brand, the Curtis Candy Company of Chicago introduced a product that it named the "Baby Ruth" candy bar. Considering the clear reference to the Babe, Ruth no doubt believed that the Curtis Company sought to take advantage of his name without paying royalties.

In response, Curtis Candy claimed that their "Baby Ruth" candy bar was not named after the Bambino, but after the daughter of former President Grover Cleveland. The argument seemed highly suspicious, however, considering Ruth's rocketing celebrity and the fact that Cleveland's daughter was born in 1891, thirty years before the candy bar was introduced. Further, Cleveland's daughter Ruth died of diphtheria in 1904 at age 12, seventeen years earlier.

Walter Johnson and Babe Ruth munch on recently introduced bars of Ruth's Home Run candy with full box in foreground. Photo taken in 1926 at Yankee Stadium.
Given these circumstances, the Bambino decided to reciprocate by introducing a candy bar of his own, naming it "Ruth's Home Run" candy with a subtitle "Babe Ruth's Own Candy."

Undeterred, the Curtis Candy Company sued the Ruth Candy Company for trade mark violations. Litigation continued until 1931 when the court ruled in favor of the Curtis Company.

The ruling denied Ruth's company the right to trademark its candy bars as it had, stating that "there would be too much confusion among the public if candies named 'Baby Ruth' and 'Babe Ruth' were allowed to compete against each other."

This court action effectively ended the Ruth's Home Run candy bar, but not until after the 1928 card set had been distributed.

Ruth handing out his newly introduced candy to a large group
of young fans (click to enlarge; note the box of candy bars in his left hand).
It should be noted that the Curtiss Candy Company was eventually merged or acquired by a number of other companies including Nabisco, Nestle and now the Ferrara Candy Company, based in Chicago.

The Baby Ruth candy brand's current owner, Ferrara, is about six companies or mergers removed from Curtiss. Ironically, on June 6, 2006, Baby Ruth became the "Official Candy Bar of Major League Baseball."

George Ruth Candy Cards Survive!

The very scarce cards from the Ruth set are not listed in the American Card Catalog. The series is most often referred to in the hobby as the George Ruth Candy set.

Not surprisingly, all six cards feature images of Ruth. Each card presents a different Ruth pose, including on-field action shots as well as images of off-field activities. Below the image is the card number inside a circle.

All cards are labeled "'Babe' Ruth" on the top line, followed by a one or two line phrase ("Knocked out 60 Home Runs in 1927," "The King of Swat," etc.). The last line plugs the product with either "His Candy Helped Him" (cards #1 thru #4) or "Babe Ruth's Own Candy" (cards #5 & 6).

The George Ruth Candy cards are printed on thin card stock. Although cards are known with blank backs, most of them carry a promotional redemption offer for a "genuine" Ruth-autographed baseball. To receive the baseball, the purchaser is required to send a complete set of six cards.

Most card backs list the company's Cleveland headquarters for the mail-in address, although a few cards have been reported with a redemption address at 714 Battery Street in San Francisco. Both example backs are shown above at about 2/3 of actual size.

Like the George Ruth Candy cards, the wrappers in which they were distributed are very difficult to find.

In the example wrapper shown at right, Ruth's image is found along with the caption "'Babe' Ruth's Own Candy."

As indicated, the candy sold for five cents.

A message to gum chewers is printed four times on the wrapper, as follows: "Save this wrapper and ask your dealer how to get a 'Babe' Ruth Home Run baseball."

CAUTION: All collectors should be aware that there are numerous FAKES of both the George Ruth Candy cards and the wrappers described above, that are being actively hawked on eBay and elsewhere. In fact, it is estimated that a large majority of the cards and more than 90 percent of the wrappers encountered today are not authentic. Thorough research and authentication by experts is advised before purchase!

A Set Profile, Player Checklist and Gallery of Cards for the George Ruth Candy cards are provided on the Old Cardboard website.


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3. Vintage Japanese Baseball Card Basics
        by Rob Fitts and Lyman Hardeman

For vintage baseball card collectors looking for a new challenge, we recommend taking a close look at vintage Japanese cards.

Several important differences separate Japanese cards from their American counterparts. For one, early (pre-1960 or so) Japanese cards were often produced in smaller sets. It is not unusual to encounter sets of a dozen or so cards. As a result, there tends to be a higher portion of Japan's Hall of Famers, as well as a lot more sets to conquer.

No doubt the greatest challenge for American collectors, however, is learning to identify the cards (players), since player names in a large majority of the sets are printed only in Japanese. When adding that to a new world of players, teams and Japanese card producers, there is clearly no shortage of challenge. But more and more, collectors are accepting the challenge and thoroughly enjoying this new dimension of the vintage baseball card collecting hobby.

As with American sets, Japanese cards have been divided into a handful of different groups based on production processes, card designs and set purposes and sponsors. These groups and card sets have been created by Gary Engel and are used in his "Japanese Baseball Card Checklist and Price Guide."

The key attributes for each of these groups are described in more detail below for sets produced around 1960 or before. They are:

Representative examples from each of these groups are illustrated below, along with a description and comparison of each. Note that there are several additional card groups (generally more modern and thus beyond the scope of this website) not listed here. The additional groups are identified near the end of this article.


Rectangular Menko
(JCM1)

die-cut Menko
(JDM1)

Round Menko
(JRM2)
Menko (JCM, JDM and JRM): Some of the earlier and more traditional of these groups fall into a broad category called Menko.

Menko is a game in which cards are thrown at other cards on a flat surface to try to "flip" or turn over the cards of an opponent.

Menko cards are separated by collectors into three distinct groups: Rectangular Menko, Round Menko and die-cut Menko.

Cards from all three menko groups are usually made from thick cardboard and are printed on the backs with various graphics such as team logos, paper/scissors/rock symbols and "menko numbers."

Traditionally, "menko" card backs are either blank or printed with elements that have little or nothing to do with the card throwing game of menko. Thus, such items as paper/scissors/rock icons, dice, playing card images and "menko numbers" are printed that could be used in other games.


Black & White Bromide
(JBR8)
Bromides (JBR): Another early group that was very popular following World War II is Bromides, which are most often printed on thin photographic stock.

The earliest bromides were mostly small black and white photos, although many later sets were produced in color and with a larger format.

Most bromides have some labeling in Japanese on the card fronts (often limited to the player's surname and team or playing position). The labeling is usually etched into the film used in the card's production.

Bromides generally have blank backs. Some were used as larger "prize" versions of the smaller (regular) sized cards.

Because they are mostly photographically produced, bromides often provide more detail (higher resolution) than their menko or other traditionally printed counterparts.


Food, Candy & Gum
(JF14)
Food, Candy and Gum (JF): Taking advantage of the surge in popularity of baseball in Japan following World War II, a number of food, candy and gum producers sought to increase sales through the distribution of baseball cards in their products.

Among these sponsors were Kobai, Cisco, Gilco, Meiji, Fujiya, Hitachi and other caramel companies, as well as Lotte, Jintan, Seiko, Sakai, Maruto, Orion and Lili gum brands. Other food producers got into the act, resulting in dozens of collecting options for today's hobbyists.

The cards in most of these sets are similar in size to American cards produced at the time. Some, however, measured under 1-1/2 inches square and several gum issues were cut long and narrow allowing insertion into packages of stick gum. One of the more unique and interesting of these was a set printed onto (and stamped into) colored plastic stock.


Game Cards
(JGA21)
Game Cards (JGA): The merging of traditional Japanese games such as Menko or Karuta with baseball cards is well known to collectors of Japanese cards.

In addition to these more traditional Japanese "game" cards, baseball simulation games using player's images on the cards became increasingly popular in the late 1940s and early 1950s. These sets often featured the starting lineup from each professional team, often resulting in a somewhat larger set with many lesser known players represented.

Other card sets that parallel those found in a standard deck of 52 playing cards were also produced, as illustrated in the example at left. These playing card sets varied in quality. Some were printed on higher quality stock and were cut with rounded corners, while others were hand cut from sheets printed on lower quality card stock. Most all of the card backs were printed with typical playing card designs.

Karuta Picture Card (left) and Reading Card (right)
(JK1)
Karuta Cards (JK): Karuta cards originally came in pairs and many were packaged in boxes of 40 to 50 cards. Karuta was a game in which hints about players were printed and read on separate "reading cards."

The contestants then tried to match the hints to a corresponding "player" card (which are of course much more highly valued among today's collectors). All cards (both player and reading) were generally blank backed.

As previously indicated, these seven vintage Japanese card groups make up the core of vintage Japanese card sets through about 1960--the nominal cutoff date for the inclusion of sets that are profiled on the Old Cardboard website.

Other "Modern" Card Groups: Beyond the above seven vintage card categories, other Japanese card groups have been identified. While important and widely collected, the vast majority of the cards in these groups was produced in the 1960s, 1970s, 1980s and after, and thus fall beyond the scope of the Old Cardboard website. They are focused mostly on specific producers including Takara (JT), Calbee (JC), Yamakatsu (JY) and other miscellaneous sets not covered in one of the above groups.

The Japanese section of the Old Cardboard website has been significantly expanded to include Set Profiles for about two dozen additional vintage Japanese baseball card sets. This includes a Gallery of Sets page organized according to the above groups to assist the user in identifying the sets profiled.

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Editor's note: a co-author of this article, Japanese baseball historian Rob Fitts, has just completed his sixth book, "An Illustrated Introduction to Japanese Baseball Cards." The book is available now and can be ordered on his website at https://www.robfitts.com.


4. Set Profile: 1958 Bell Brand Dodgers


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The 1958 Bell Brand baseball card set was produced to help celebrate the inaugural season of the Dodgers in Los Angeles. It was also the inaugural edition of baseball cards produced by Bell Brand Foods, an established West Coast manufacturer of potato chips, corn chips and related products.

The regional and scarce set is not listed in the American Card Catalog.

Focused solely on the Dodgers, half of the players (Campanella, Drysdale, Koufax, Reese and Snider) in the ten-card set are now in the baseball Hall of Fame. Unfortunately, Roy Campanella never played in Los Angeles due injuries sustained in a car accident in January before the season began.

The oversized (3 x 4-inch) cards feature a sepia image of the player surrounded by a 1/4-inch wood grain frame printed in green. The player's full name is printed in a white oval at the bottom. His facsimile signature is also printed in the lower part of his photo.

The Bell Brand card backs are printed in navy blue ink with the player's name at the top. A brief bio and "Major League Record" are also printed on the back, followed by a Bell Brand logo at the bottom.


Example of Cello-Wrapped card
for protection from corn chips.
The cards were individually cello-wrapped (as illustrated at right) and distributed in packages of the company's corn chip snacks.

Note that two of the cards in the Bell Brand set (those of Cimoli and Podres) are believed to have been short printed, making the scarce set even more difficult to complete.


Ad Poster used to promote 1958 Bell Brand cards
measures 22 by 36 inches.
In addition to the cards, very rare posters were printed to help promote the card set (see Drysdale example at left).

Measuring about 22 inches wide by 36 inches tall, the posters were designed to be displayed at the point of purchase. To date, only posters for Drysdale, Gilliam, Hodges and Reese are known to exist in the hobby. Posters corresponding to all players in the Bell Brand set, however, may very well have been produced.

The upper portion of the poster was an enlargement of cards themselves (although cropped slightly differently). The facsimile autographs were displayed in white instead of black and are placed slightly differently that on the cards.

The lower portion of the posters promoted "FREE Autographed Action Pictures" in "regular 29c and 49c packages" of Bell Brand Corn Chips.

The 1958 promotion must have been at least a partial success for the Bell Brand company. Although the company skipped the promotion in 1959, it resumed the distribution with new sets in 1960, then again in 1961 and 1962. While cards in these sets were a little smaller (about 2-7/16 x 3-1/2 inches), they were printed in full color. An example from each year is shown below.

1960 Roebuck

1961 Alston

1962 Snider
To help enhance retailer sales, Bell Brand also produced an 8-1/2 by 11-1/2 inch poster in 1962 that touted a production of "another three million Bell Brand Dodgers cards."

Note: A Set Profile, Player Checklist and Gallery of Cards for the 1958 Bell Brand cards have been added to the Old Cardboard website.

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Bell Brand Snack Foods, Inc. was a Southern California-based manufacturer of a regionally popular line of snack products. The company was founded in 1925 and was midway through its corporate life when it issued its baseball cards from 1958 through 1962. The company's headquarters were located in Santa Fe Springs, California. Bell Brand went bankrupt and out of business in July, 1995.


5. 1888 N28 Allen & Ginter Champions: Some New Perspectives

John Ward Example from N28 Set
Over the decades, the venerable and much sought series known in the hobby simply as the Allen & Ginter N28 Tobacco set has been described in some detail. Our goal here, therefore, is to briefly summarize the key features of the set, then move on to discuss other closely related memorabilia.

The 1888 "World's Champions" were among the very first cards to be issued as inserts in packages of tobacco. The set has become known in the hobby as set N28 based on its designation in the American Card Catalog.

The N28 set is considered to be among the most attractive baseball card sets in the hobby. It includes 10 baseball players, six of whom (Anson, Clarkson, Comiskey, Keefe, Kelly and Ward) were later inducted into the baseball Hall of Fame. Of the 10 players in the set, eight were from teams in the National League and two (Caruthers and Comiskey) from the St. Louis Browns, the champions that year in the American Association.

The N28 lithographs feature full color portraits of each subject. At the bottom of the card is the player's name, along with a label identifying "Allen & Ginter Cigarettes, Richmond, Virginia" as the issuer of the cards. The card backs contain a checklist of each of the 50 subjects in the series.

More details about the Allen & Ginter "Champions" set, including a Set Profile, a Player Checklist and a Gallery of all ten baseball cards is provided on the Old Cardboard website.

A16 Album Covers
To compliment the N28 set, Allen & Ginter also produced as a premium a colorful lithographed album with images that replicate the subjects in the card set.

The album was obtained by redeeming coupons found in packs of Allen & Ginter cigarettes. It measures six inches wide by eight inches high and contains 12 pages.

The album and pages were bound using a string or ribbon that was threaded through three small holes punched into the covers and each page.

All of the cards from the World's Champions N28 set are featured in the album. The cover shown above, for example, replicates the card images of baseball Hall of Fame member John Ward and boxer Jack Dempsey, a member of the Boxing Hall of Fame). The player names are printed below the player, but without the Allen & Ginter label found on the regular issue cards.

Like the albums for other card sets, the album for this N28 set was also cataloged separately in the ACC by J. R. Burdick. It was assigned the number A16.

Package in which
the N28 cards
were distributed.
An example of the cigarette pack in which the N28 cards were distributed is shown at right. It was in these packs that the N28 cards, as well as the redemption coupons used to obtain the A16 album, were distributed.


Coupon Front

Coupon Reverse
One hundred redemption coupons like the example shown here were required in exchange for an A16 album. As seen on the coupon, it could also be used in exchange for one of several other albums.

Other available albums listed include "Birds of America," "World's Beauties," "Flags of All Nations," "Champions" (the A16 album) and more. The coupon measures 1-1/4 by 3-1/4 inches.

Coupon variations are also known. However, it is believed today that most all of the Allen & Ginter coupons were interexchangeable and could be used to order any available album.

Poster Promoting N28 Cards
A "World's Champions" poster was also produced by Allen & Ginter for their series of Champion Athlete cigarette cards (see image of an example poster).

The colorful advertising poster was designed for hanging in tobacconists shops to help promote the brand and the cards. In addition to a brief promotional message for Virginia Brights cigarettes, these 28-by-16-inch lithographs picture exact replicas of all fifty of the cards that were distributed in the cigarette packs.

Other prominent athletes and celebrities in the multi-sport set (and on the poster) include sharpshooters Buffalo Bill and Annie Oakley, and pugilist John L. Sullivan.

Each of the poster's four corners colorfully displays an action scene of one of the sports represented in the card set.

The example of the rare and highly valued poster shown here was sold in December 2004 at Barry Sloate Auctions for a hefty $29,000. According to Sloate, it is one of perhaps only five or six examples that now survive.



Note: A Set Profile, Player Checklist and Gallery of Cards for all ten baseball players in the N28 set are provided on the Old Cardboard website.






6. Recent Additions to the OldCardboard.com Website

We are continually expanding the Old Cardboard website with more set profiles, checklists and card galleries. Recent (past 30-40 days) additions include:

Set Profiles have been added for:

American Cards
1950   All-Star Baseball Pin-Ups
1958   Bell Brand Potato Chips

Japanese Cards (a major expansion of the Japanese cards section of the website)
Japanese Baseball Cards (Gallery of Sets)
1950   JBR2   Black & White Type II
1954   JBR8   B&W Type 4
1948   JBR10   Small Sepia Photo
1949   JBR13   Yakyu Shonen (Youth Baseball) SF Seals
1950   JCM5   Kagome Flying Bat
1948   JCM7   Red Border Menko
1964   JCM11   Marusan Menko
1959-61   JCM12   Marusan Menko
1960-64   JCM13   Marusho Flag Back
1959-64   JCM14 (a-g)   Marukami Bat on Right
1950   JCM21   Babe Ruth
1947   JDM1   die-cut Menko
1949   JDM2   Large Mask die-cuts
1960   JF8   Jintan Gum
1960   JF9   Jintan Gum
1953   JF11   Kobai Dark Left Border
1953   JF14   Wide Diamond
1953   JF15   Kobai Caramel Little Circle
1953   JF16   Kobai Caramel Big Circle
1949   JGA3   Seals Game Set
1950-51   JGA4   Yakyu Shonen Color Game Set
1959   JGA5   Doyusha Game Set
1949   JGA7   Maruhyaku Yakyu E Awase
1949   JGA8   Yakyu Timu Awase
1949   JGA9   Color Set
1950   JGA10   Yakyu Timu Awase
1951   JGA11   Osato Gangu Game Set
1949   JGA16   Kagome Color Playing Card Game Set
1949   JGA17   Maru "H" All Japan Yakyu Timu Awase
1949   JK1   Dreaming of Baseball
1949   JK2   Karuta "Team Emblem" Cards
1949   JK5   Tohoku Karuta Cards 1956   JK14   Suzuki Publishing Photo Karuta
1947   JRM1   Green/Red Background
1949   JRM4   Round Menko Playing Card
1949   JRM7   Kagome Seals Visit Menko Card
1948-49   JRM8   Red-Green Stripes 1950   JRM21   Diagonal Number Box
1947   JRM22   Red or Blue Borders
1948   JRM23   College/Pro Menko
1947   JRM24   Math Equation in Circle

Set Checklists have been added for:
1950   All-Star Baseball Pin-Ups
1958   Bell Brand Potato Chips

Set Galleries have been added for:
1950   All-Star Baseball Pin-Ups
1958   Bell Brand Potato Chips

Updating the website with checklists and full set galleries for additional vintage sets is an ongoing project, so check back often to check out the latest additions. There are now many thousands of card images on the website and the list continues to grow every month. We welcome and encourage feedback with checklist additions, images of cards missing from our galleries, error corrections and suggestions. Please send all feedback to editor@oldcardboard.com.

Beyond the above pages recently added to the Old Cardboard website, we continue to expand and refine our eBay Custom Search Links to make finding vintage baseball cards on eBay easier than ever. The results of these searches are continuously changing, so check back often to find the most recent eBay listings. Samples of a few of these custom searches are provided below. Hundreds more are provided on the Set Profile pages throughout the Old Cardboard website.

R-Cards (Pre-WWII)
R300 George C. Miller
R306 Butter Cream
R310 Butterfinger
R313 Nat. Chicle "Fine Pens"
1933 R328 U.S. Caramel
1933 DeLong
1939 Play Ball
1940 Play Ball
1941 Play Ball

R-Cards (Post-WWII)
1943/49 M.P. & Co.
1949 Leaf
1934-36 Batter Up
1929 R316 Kashin
1934-36 Diamond Stars
1941 Double Play
1936 R311 Glossy/Leather
1936 R312 Color Tint
1935 Schutter-Johnson

(more custom searches
by major card group)



7. News Briefs (A Digest of Recent Hobby Happenings)

Rescheduling of National. As our readers no doubt already know, this year's National Sports Collectors Convention in Atlantic City has been rescheduled due to Covid-19 concerns. The new tentative plan is to hold the event at the same venue December 12-16. However, National officials are monitoring the situation and plan to make a final decision by the middle of September. If it is not deemed safe to hold the event in December, they will cancel the convention for this year and focus on plans for the 2021 convention to be held July 28 through August 1 in Chicago.

All 174 Issues of OC eNews/eMag Now Available. After digging deep into the Old Cardboard archives, we have uncovered the first eight issues of the OC eNewsletters from 2004. They can now be viewed online along with 173 additional issues of what is now this quarterly eMagazine. As you will see, our eMagazine beginnings were rather rudimentary in structure and content. A complete list of all back issues can now be accessed on the eMagazine Sign-up Page (also linked to from the OC Home Page. Articles from all back issues are also indexed in the Old Cardboard Article Index along with all articles from Old Cardboard magazine and other leading hobby publications of the past.


Lyman and Brett Hardeman
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