1919-21 W514 Baseball Cards

Joe Gharrity 1919-21 (W514) #109
Joe Gharrity 1919-21 (W514) #109

Like a lot baseball cards of the strip variety, the 1919-21 W514 cards also have blank backs. Having a closer look at these cards reveals their simplicity and frailty. These cards are not of typical thickness of standard cards. In fact, these cards are so thin that they are something of a challenge to put into penny sleeves and semi-rigid holders. My advice here would be to use toploaders when storing these cards. The colors are bright and vibrant for their age. The pop of the yellow and red on the Joe Gherrity have withstood the test of time quite beautifully. This is a quality set with a list of mega-legends that includes Cobb, Ruth and “Shoeless” Joe Jackson. I would anticipate high scarcity at shows and shops but keep your eyes out online if you’re in the market for examples from this exquisite set.

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Set Information:

The W514 set consists of 120 cards and is the largest of the various strip-card issues of its era. Issued between 1919 and 1921, it’s one of the earliest and most widely-collected. These blank-backed cards measure in at 1-3/8″ x 2-1/2″ and feature color drawings of players with card numbers in the lower corner and player names, teams, and positions stated below the player images. The set holds historical significance because it includes seven of the eight Chicago “Black Sox” players who were banned from baseball for throwing the 1919 World Series; the most famous of which is “Shoeless” Joe Jackson and is his only strip-card appearance.


Card #Player(s)Card #Player(s)
1Ira Flagstead60Ray Schalk
2Babe Ruth61Bill Jacobson
3Happy Felsch62Nap Lajoie
4Doc Lavan63George Gibson
5Phil Douglas64Harry Hooper
6Earle Neale65Grover Alexander
7Leslie Nunamaker66Ping Bodie
8Sam Jones67Hank Gowdy
9Claude Hendrix68Jake Daubert
10Frank Schulte69Red Faber
11Cactus Cravath70Ivan Olson
12Pat Moran71Pickles Dilhoefer
13Dick Rudolph72Christy Mathewson
14Arthur Fletcher73Ira Wingo (Ivy)
15Joe Jackson74Fred Merkle
16Bill Southworth75Frank Baker
17Ad Luque76Bert Gallia
18Charlie Deal77Milton Watson
19Al Mamaux78Bert Shotten (Shotton)
20Stuffy McInness (McInnis)79Sam Rice
21aRabbit Maranville (Braves)80Dan Greiner
21bRabbit Maranville (Pirates)81Larry Doyle
22Max Carey82Eddie Cicotte
23Dick Kerr83Hugo Bezdek
24George Burns84Wally Pipp
25Eddie Collins85Eddie Rousch (Roush)
26Steve O’Neil (O’Neill)86Slim Sallee
27Bill Fisher87Bill Killifer (Killefer)
28Rube Bressler88Bob Veach
29Bob Shawkey89Jim Burke
30Donie Bush90Everett Scott
31Chick Gandil91Buck Weaver
32Ollie Zeider92George Whitted
33Vean Gregg93Ed Konetchy
34Miller Huggins94Walter Johnson
35Lefty Williams95Sam Crawford
36Tub Spencer96Fred Mitchell
37Lew McCarty97Ira Thomas
38Hod Eller98Jimmy Ring
39Joe Gedeon99Wally Shange (Schang)
40aDave Bancroft (Quakers)100Benny Kauff
40bDave Bancroft (Giants)101George Sisler
41Clark Griffith102Tris Speaker
42Wilbur Cooper103Carl Mays
43Ty Cobb104Buck Herzog
44Roger Peckinpaugh105Swede Risberg
45Nic Carter (Nick)106aHugh Jennings (Tigers)
46Heinie Groh106bHughie Jennings (Giants)
47aBob Roth (Indians)107Rep Young
47bBob Roth (Yankees)108Walter Reuther (Ruether)
48Frank Davis109Joe Gharrity (Ed)
49Leslie Mann110Zach Wheat
50Fielder Jones111Jim Vaughn
51Bill Doak112Kid Gleason
52John J. McGraw113Casey Stengel
53Charles Hollocher114Hal Chase
54Babe Adams115Oscar Stange (Stanage)
55Dode Paskert116Larry Shean
56Roger Hornsby (Rogers)117Steve Pendergast
57Max Rath118Larry Kopf
58Jeff Pfeffer119Charles Whiteman
59Nick Cullop120Jess Barnes
1919-21 W514

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