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1909-13   E254 & E270   Colgan's Chips


FRONT
(E254)

BACK
(E254)
Year(s) Published: 1909-13
ACC Designation:   E254/270
Set Name: Colgan's Chips (3 sets)
Card Size (inches): varies
Number of Cards in Set: var.
Est. Value (common; VG): $27


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Set Summary
  • Produced by Colgan Gum Company of Louisville, Kentucky
  • Round player portrait discs about the size of a silver dollar
  • Black & White photos with printed ads on back
  • Distributed with chewing gum in round tin containers
  • Three distinct sets (see table below for detailed comparisons)
  • References:
    1) John Spano, "1909-1913 Colganís Baseball Sets: Packed with 'The Gum Thatís Round,'" Old Cardboard (Issue #19, Spring 2009, p. 26-33)
    2) Lew Lipset, "E254, E270 Colganís Chips," Encyclopedia of Baseball Cards, (1984, Volume 2, p. 72)
    3) Winterton vs Autosales, United States Circuit Court of Appeals Reports. (West, 1915, p. 212-218; digitized by Google)


    Colgan's Chips Sets Compared
    ACC DesignationE254E270-1E270-2
    Year Issued1909-1119121912-13
    Example of Card Front
    Example of Card Back
    Subset NicknameStars of the DiamondRed Borders Tin Tops
    # of Cards in Set226185227
    Border StyleBorderlessDeep RedBorderless
    Message on Back-TopStars of the DiamondSend 25 Box Tops ...Send 25 Tin Tops ...
    Value Multiplier133


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