Set of the Week: Star Player Candy

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Set of the Week: Star Player Candy

Post by sabrjay on Mon Aug 01, 2011 7:43 pm

The Star Player Candy cards were a long time mystery in the hobby. Originally designated as r317s by Burdick, in a rare move by the hobby the cards have been reclassified as e-unc because it became clear that the date of issue was 1928 and Burdick used R designations for candy cards issued after 1930. It was learned that these cards were issued by Dockman & Sons under the product name headliners & Gum. An amazing find of unopened packs was auctioned by REA 2009.

Cards are sepia colored on a cream stock measuring 1 7/8 x 2 7/8. The 1928 issue cards are blank backed while the even rarer 1929 issued cards are numbered with a brief bio. The front is the same for both having the only the player's name. There is no team designation.The 1928 set has 73 card plus a number of football players. The 1929 set has 3 known subject so far.


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Re: Set of the Week: Star Player Candy

Post by ullmandds on Tue Aug 02, 2011 6:56 pm

While I have never really cared for these cards...that find a few years back was insane! To find a trove of unopened product from the late 20's-early 30's...in the storage facility that held them since then...that will probably never happen again!!!
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Re: Set of the Week: Star Player Candy

Post by fisherboy7 on Tue Aug 02, 2011 7:11 pm

I've owned a few of these before, and I currently have just one of hofer George Kelly. They are pretty tough to find.

A board member made a very significant find of these a few years ago. I'll let him decide if he wants to share the details with the board.

Important question: would you eat the candies in that Johnson package for $200?

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Re: Set of the Week: Star Player Candy

Post by ullmandds on Tue Aug 02, 2011 7:21 pm

Nope...even with lots of dentist friends...I'll pass on that one, Ben!
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Re: Set of the Week: Star Player Candy

Post by fisherboy7 on Tue Aug 02, 2011 7:25 pm

Ok, what if it meant you got to keep the johnson card too? That thing has to be worth at least a couple thou!

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Re: Set of the Week: Star Player Candy

Post by ullmandds on Tue Aug 02, 2011 7:26 pm

Then I'm in!!!!!!!!
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Re: Set of the Week: Star Player Candy

Post by pro9 on Tue Aug 02, 2011 8:41 pm

So, we know what Pete is, now we just need to negotiate the price. Smile

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Re: Set of the Week: Star Player Candy

Post by ullmandds on Tue Aug 02, 2011 8:55 pm

That's right...I will hurt myself for rare and valuable baseball cards!!!
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Re: Set of the Week: Star Player Candy

Post by ValKehl on Wed Aug 03, 2011 3:47 am

What Pete said + 1, but only for WaJo and Sam Rice cards! Very Happy

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