As you can
see the team name on this card is New York, A.L. In the E95 set
the team assigned to Frank Chance is Chicago. Frank Chance did
play for NY, AL late in his career suggesting this "Card"
was created some years after the E95 set was issued.
Is it a
used in the E90-1 American Caramel set does appear in other sets
but NOT other American Caramel sets. It is possible this item
was created to be issued in a set of cards. If it was, it would
be the first instance where a candy company reissued it's own
art work. Poses used for multiple sets in the e-world is common.
But there are no examples of the same pose/art being used by the
same company twice. Assuming there are a series of covers, these
would be the only examples of art used for a caramel card used
twice by same company.
title of the notebook cover says "Base Ball Series"
and the space between the "cards" in the second image
is the same color as the first I am assuming there were just that
- a series of covers made using art from the Philadelphia Caramel
sets. If these were issued in the years after the cards were issued
it is possible the rights to the art was less expensive but the
time was taken to make team updates.
It is also
possible the Philadelphia Caramel company created some type of
promotional piece for a new series of cards and these "cards"
were part of larger piece. They updated the team but notice the
"New York," type is on an angle suggesting a very hasty
switch or a "just fix it for now" approach meaning to
correct it later. Believe me, being in the graphics industry,
I know this is done a lot to get items approved for production
or to sell a sales campaign.
This item is in
the collection of Bob Marquette.
"Tbob" to all his collecting friends.