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Mislabeled Cards (Set/Player Checklist)

Below is a partial list of vintage baseball cards in which the player named on the card is not the player pictured. There are no doubt many other such examples. The list is organized by major card groups and now contains over 50 mislabeled cards, all from sets produced before 1950. We welcome any corrections or additions to the list. Please send all feedback to editor@oldcardboard.com. We will update and expand the list accordingly.

Note: For more information about checklisting mislabeled cards,
see the Editor's Notebook section of Old Cardboard Issue #23.

N-Cards
Player
(per label)
Player
(image on card)
Notes

1887-90 N172 Old Judge
Pete ConnellP. J. O'Connell-
Jack HornerE. H. Warner-
Leech MaskreyJames Macullar-
Tip O'NeillBill White-
Bobby WheelockCon Daily-

1888 N403 Yum Yum Tobacco
Cap AnsonNed Williamson-
Tom DailyBilly Sunday-
Billy SundayMark Baldwin(portrait variation)
E-Cards
Player
(per label)
Player
(image on card)
Notes

1909-10 E91 American Caramel (Subsets A, B, C)
TBDTBDSet IDs are out of control; details to be determined later

1909-10 E97 C. A. Briggs Co.
Cy YoungIrv YoungCard is labeled "Cy. Young, Cleveland Amer"

1910 E98 Anonymous "Set of 30"
Cy YoungIrv YoungCard is labeled "'Cy' Young, Cleveland"

1910 E104-1 Nadja
MorganBenny BowcockSee OC eNews #112 for details

1903-04 E107 Breisch-Williams
Patsy DoughertyTom Hughes-

1921-22 E121 American Caramel (Series of 80)
W. WambsganssFritz Coumbe-

1921-22 E121 American Caramel (Series of 120)
Emil MeuselLou DeVormer-
W. WambsganssFritz Coumbe-

1917 E135 Collins-McCarthy
Hugh HighClaude Williams-
Joe JudgeRay Morgan-
Ray MorganJoe Judge-
Reb RussellMellie Wolfgang-
Clause WilliamsHugh High-

1910-11 E-unc "All Star Base-Ball"
Ty CobbMike MitchellSee note below.
Honus WagnerNap LajoieSee note below
      Note: Most (19 out of 24) of the cards from this set are drawings derived from the T3 Turkey Red
      series. All are erroneously re-labeled with different player names. The Cobb and Wagner cards listed
      above are only two examples. For details, see Scott Mosley article in Old Cardboard Issue #3, p.13.
F-Cards
Player
(per label)
Player
(image on card)
Notes

1928 F50 Group (Tharps, Yeunglings, E210, etc.)
William H. TerryZeb Terry-

1916 F-unc Tango Eggs
Happy FelschRay Demmitt-
Bill MeyerFred Jacklitsch-
Ray MorganMike Doolan-
Buck WeaverJoe Tinker-
M-Cards
Player
(per label)
Player
(image on card)
Notes

1916 M101-5 (Blank Back; Famous & Barr; Std. Biscuit, etc.)
Ed MurphyDanny Murphy-
Roger PeckinpaughGavvy Cravath-
Ray Fisher?-
E. J. PfefferJeff Pfeffer-
Bob ShawkeyJack McInnis-
Oscar StanageCharles Schmidt-
Amos StrunkOlaf Henriksen-
Clarence Walker?-

1916 M101-4 (Blank Back; Sporting News; etc.)
W. WambsganssFritz Coumbe-
R-Cards
Player
(per label)
Player
(image on card)
Notes

1948 R346 Blue Tint
Harry MajeskiRandy Gumpert-

1960 R418-2 Fleer "Baseball Greats"
#65 Harry HeilmannLarry Woodall-
#49 Ed WalshEd Walsh, Jr.-
T-Cards
Player
(per label)
Player
(image on card)
Notes

1910-11 T3 Turkey Reds
Frank BakerJack Berry-

1909 T204 Ramly
Roy HartzellTopsy HartselHartsel played for the Athletics; not Browns
Harry HowellJake PowellPhotos for card #57 and #96 are reversed
Jake PowellHarry HowellPhotos for card #57 and #96 are reversed

1911 T205 Gold Borders
Wilbur GoodeRalph GoodSee Mark Fimoff article in OC Mag., Issue #14, p. 18
U-Cards
Player
(per label)
Player
(image on card)
Notes

1934 U1 Diamond Matchbooks Silver Borders
Ralph BoyleVirgil Davis-
Lynn NelsonEugene DeSautel-
W-Cards
Player
(per label)
Player
(image on card)
Notes

1926 W461 Exhibits (aka Set 5)
Wm. HunnefieldTommy Thomas-

1927 W461 Exhibits (aka Set 6)
Wm. HunnefieldTommy Thomas-

1928 W461 Exhibits (aka Set 62)
John OgdenWarren Ogden-

1929-30 W463-1 "Four-on-One" Exhibits (aka Set 8)
Floyd C. HermanJesse Petty-

1931-32 W463-2 "Four-on-One" Exhibits (aka Set 9)
W. StewartEd Farrell-
James ReeseAndy Reese-

1933 W463-3 "Four-on-One" Exhibits (aka Set 10)
O. MelilloEd Farrell-

1935 W463-5 "Four-on-One" Exhibits (aka Set 12)
Dan TaylorGeorge Puccinelli-

1938 W463-8 "Four-on-One" Exhibits (aka Set 13)
Dan TaylorGeorge Puccinelli-

1909 W555 Strip Cards (Actually Candy Cards)
Cy YoungIrv YoungCard is labeled "Cy Young, Cleveland Amer."
(Cy) YoungIrv YoungCard is labeled "Young, Cleveland Amer."

1902-11 W600 Sporting Life Cabinets
George MullinsRoscoe Miller-

1947 W602 Sports Exchange Miniatures
Ted WilliamsBobby Doerr-
PostCards
Player
(per label)
Player
(image on card)
Notes

1908-09 PC760 Rose Company PC's
Buster BrownMordecai BrownCard is labeled "Brown, Philadelphia N.L."
Frank Delahanty, Wash. A.L.Frank DelahantyThe "Wash. A.L." player was Frank's brother Jim
Larry DoyleJoe Doyle (NY A.L.)Card is labeled "Doyle, NY N.L."


Player
(per label)
Player
(image on card)
Notes


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