Friday, April 1, 2011
Two "new" 1937 Wheaties reported
A notable exception was the addition of a previous uncataloged set of 1936 single-serving box cards that was added to the Standard Catalog of Baseball Cards in the 2011 eidtion.
We now have a pair of checklist additions to the other single-serving box set. For decades, the checklist for the 1937 Wheaties - Series 14 had been fixed at 16 players (plus a variation of the Arky Vaughan card).
Now two previously unreported players can be added to that checklist, courtesy of collector and catalog contributor John Esch.
An endorsement by the player for Wheaties was printed in a white panel below the photo. Esch's card of Feller has had that advertising portion cut off, but the Averill card retains the ad.
Esch points out that pose for Averill is the same as that seen on the 1937 - Series 8, while Feller’s is the same as 1937 - Series 9. Both of those series are in the more familiar 6" x 8-1/2" format.