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Baseball Card Set: 1928 1928 Star Player Candy

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Category:
Baseball
Set Name:
1928 Star Player Candy
Set Year:
1928
Total cards in this set:
73
Card Size:
1-7/8 x 2-7/8
Set Description:
Until recently, very little was known about this unusual and rare issue, which advanced collectors have always referred to it as the "Star Player Candy set." The manufacturer is not identified on the card, but from the recent unopened box and pack find offered elsewhere in this auction, we now know this is a gum issue produced by John H. Dockman & Sons of Baltimore. The attribution of this set as "Star Candy" or "Star Player Candy" dates back at least fifty years, and was very likely the title of the set when issued by Dockmans. In the old days, collectors identified these cards as R317, but sometime during the 1980s, that catalog designation was somehow taken over by Uncle Jacks Gum. The sepia-toned cards measure 1-7/8 x 2-7/8 inches, and are printed on thin stock. The player's name is printed below the image without a team designation. Unlike the 1929 "Star Player Candy" cards (which have a short biography with the card number), the reverse of the 1928 cards are blank-backed.
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  27   Grant Gillis  
  28   Miguel Gonzales (Correct spell Gonzalez)  
  29   Sam Gray  
  30   Charlie Grimm  
  31   Lefty Grove HOF  
  32   Chick Hafey HOF  
  33   Jesse Haines Price HOF  
  34   Gabby Hartnett HOF  
  35   Clifton Heathcote  
  36   Harry Heilmann HOF  
  37   John Heving  
  38   Waite Hoyt HOF  
  39   Charlie Jamieson  
  40   Joe Judge  
  41   Willie Kamm Price  
  42   George Kelly Price HOF  
  43   Tony Lazzeri HOF  
  44   Adolfo Luque  
  45   Ted Lyons Price HOF  
  46   Hugh McMullen  
  47   Bob Meusel  
  48   Wilcy Moore (Correct spell Wilcy)  
  49 Click to see Pending auctions Eddie Morgan  
  50   Buddy Myer  
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