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1920s   W-unc   "Shoulderless Players"


Year(s) Published: 1920s
Hobby Designation:   --
Set Name: "Shoulderless Players"
Card Size (inches): 1-1/2 x 2-5/8
Number of Cards in Set: 11
Est. Value (common; VG): $200

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Set Summary
  • Sepia-toned circa-1920s cards from unknown producer
  • Takes name from severely cropped shoulders of players
  • From "strip card" era; may be candy or ice cream cards
  • Obscure set; only one example known for each player
  • Straight but irregular cut size; possibly cut from poster
  • Actors also known to have similarly formatted cards
  • Printed on thin stock with blank backs
  • Reference:
    1) "Hornsby Card Sparks New Interest in 'Shoulderless Players' Set," Old Cardboard eNewsletter, Issue #86 (June 2011), Item #4
    2) "'Shoulderless' Cobb and Speaker Cards Expand Checklist," Old Cardboard eNewsletter, Issue #115 (November 2013), Item #2

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