Wednesday, July 6, 2011

1929 Zeenut PCL

Set size: 168 cards, 1-3/4" x 3-1/2"

Front Design: A black and white portrait fills the entire card. "29 Zee-Nut Series," the player's last name, and team city are printed over the photo. A rare possibility is finding the card with a coupon attached to the bottom - these carry a large premium.

Back Design: Blank, as always.

Parallels and Similars: Most Zeenuts look similar to each other, except for the year of issue appearing on the card front for most sets. The 1927-29 series are the same, except for the two-digit year, though the 1929 issue is 1/8" taller.

DistributionZeenut cards were made by the Collins-McCarthy Candy Company of San Francisco, and inserted into boxes of Zeenuts, Ruf-Neks, and Home Run Kisses. This set run is classified as E136/137.

Thoughts: Unlike the background of my 1927 Zeenuts Krug card, this one shows only a small part of what is most likely the Hollywood Stars' home stadium at the time, which would have been Wrigley Field, the same field as the Krug card. 

Additional Links: The Old Cardboard site contains details about the entire Zeenut series.

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