The best affordable examples of the most beautiful baseball card set ever made.

I’m kicking myself for not having started this set earlier. I remember dismissing the set thinking that I’d get farther ahead as a collector and investor if I worked on other sets. But now that I’ve dabbled a little, I’m hooked and now the hunt is ever more difficult. The hunt for low-mid range quality cards is tough enough due to the age and the rampant staining from the molasses from the cracker jack candy plaguing almost half the available offerings. I don’t mind the staining, it provides tons of character and an imbued pedigree, but even low-mid range cards are still USD$300 and up, ungraded, and starting at USD$500 minimum for PSA graded examples. There are a few cards that will be a potential barrier for completion due the incredible cost; Ty Cobb, Shoeless Joe Jackson, Christy Methewson, Honus Wagner, Walter Johnson and a few others, with low grade cards ranging from USD$5,000 to USD$20,000. Gulp.

Start Date

November 2021

(updated August 8, 2022)

Cards Acquired

7 / 176

Cards Cost

USD $1,830

(ave. $261.42 / card)

Cards Graded

Grading

$100

Total

$1,930

Chief Meyers #71
51874460

Frank Owens #74
63696913

Larry Cheney #89

Ted Easterly #117

George Perring #119
64342665

1915 Cracker Jack Elmer Baumgardner #131

Elmer Baumgardner #131
54932749

Fritz Maisel #158
64342666

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