Presented here are variations on the 4-on-1 Exhibit arcade cards issued based on the Blue Boxer set and the PC Backed set, both ca. 1925-1931. As you can see, the same art was also used for mixed subject cards with entertainers.
Date(s): January 2, 2010. Album by Adam Warshaw. 1 - 14 of 14 Total. 922 Visits.
1 Eugene Criqui, Dave Share, Joe Judge, Ty Cobb
2 Babe Ruth, Rogers Hornsby, Mickey Walker, Georges Carpentier
3 Jack Dempsey, Rocky Kansas, Heinie Groh and Stanley Harris. Note the back coupon, definitively proving these issues were made by ESCO.
4 Walter Johnson, Al Simmons, Gene Tunney, Benny Leonard
5 Joe Judge, Ty Cobb [baseball] Charlie Chaplin, Marie Prevost [films]
6 Mickey Daniels and Larry Semon [films] Mickey Walker and Georges Carpentier [boxers]
8 Extremely rare strip of ten cards made from the same art.
9 Ty Cobb strip card made from the same art as the 4 on 1. Differentiating between actual strips and cut 1/4s of Exhibits requires close examination of the possible strip card alongside an actual Exhibit. Even the slabbers get them wrong.
10 Lou Gehrig, Lefty Grove, Pete Donahue, Mickey Cochrane
A 2nd form of 4 on 1 Exhibit, issued ca. 1930, using baseball images. The "strip" analogs to this set are classifed as W517 and W517 mini.
11 Joe Judge, Paul Waner, Willie Kamm, Travis Jackson
12 Lefty O'Doul, Dazzy Vance, Art Shires, Hughey Critz
13 Bing Miller, Eddie Collins, Geo. Kelly, Charlie Klein
14 [L-R] 1920s PC backed Exhibit, W517, W517 mini. The interrelationship between these issues is murky but apparent. Note that the PC card and the W517 say Phillies but the mini says Brooklyn. There is also a known Brooklyn card for the W517. We know that these cards were made from photos that were hand-inked with the legend. We also know that the different proportions of the PC and the W517 mean that different croppings of the same images were used to create them (see my Exhibits album for an image of the actual photo used to make the W517 Bill Terry and an image used to make the Sammy Bohne Exhibit and you will see what I mean). The 4 on 1 shown a few cards earlier also uses the Brooklyn image. If anyone has a Phillies mini, I would love to see it.