Set Type: Primary
Card dimensions: 2½” x 3⅛”
Manufacturer: Gum, Inc.
Rookie Cards: Joe Marty, Wally Millies, & Bill Atwood
Additional Information: The last relatively large (in number) pre-World War II set. At 15 cards base cards, it is one of the largest Phillies sets predating the Modern Era. The set is also notable for its inclusion of retired players alongside current players. TCMA recycled the design for a series of sets it printed in the mid-1980s.
In October 2011, Bob Lemke (former editor of the SCD Standard Catalog of Baseball Cards) reported on his blog that a Superman ad back variation had been confirmed for all cards in the numerical range of 123-180. The only Phillie in that range is coach John “Hans” Lobert. At this time, the Superman variation information is not yet included in either Beckett or the Standard Catalog. The difference between the different Lobert can be seen at the bottom of the following scans:
According to Lemke’s post, the Superman variation appears to be noticeably scarcer.
Hugh Mulcahy (first name shown as “Mul”)
Emmett “Heinie” Mueller
Merrill “Pinky” May
Grover Cleveland Alexander
John “Hans” Lobert (coach)
John “Hans” Lobert (coach, Superman ad back variation)
Bill Atwood (last card in set)