Tuesday, January 1, 2013

1934-36 National Chicle R327 Diamond Stars

Set Size:108 cards, 2-3/8 x 2-7/8"

Design Notes: White borders surround player artwork, with his name somewhere near a border in all capital letters. The backs use green or blue ink to highlight the player's career; the cards carry copyright information including the year at the bottom.

Parallels and Similars: Some players have both green and blue backs and/or statistics variations on the back, making a master set complete at 170 cards. Cards have been reprinted over the years, and Topps issued a throwback National Chicle set in 2010.

Distribution: Cards were sold in penny packs with gum.

Thoughts: The art deco design of these cards is bold and really stands out compared to other issues of the time (like Goudey sets of 1935 and 1936). Putting a set together is out of my price range, so this is another issue that I would enjoy as a reprint set. I enjoy the art so much that I am one of the few who enjoyed the 2010 Topps National Chicle set.

Additional Links: Old Cardboard's page has a checklist and card gallery.

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