Sunday, 21 December 2014

2013 Panini Cooperstown insert Colgan's Chips

In 1909 the Colgan's Gum Company in Louisville, Kentucky began producing round discs to fit within the Colgan's tins that held ten pieces of gum and "a ball player in every container".

There are three distinct Colgan's Chip sets with an ACC designation of E254 and E270. The first set E254 or ‘Stars of the Diamond’ were produced from 1909 to 1911. The chips were continuously updated during the two year period as at least several print runs were done to correct style and orientation, as well as show team changes.

As a result there are multiple levels of rarity within the set with some discs being very common and others being extremely rare. The E270 or ‘Red Borders’ and ‘Tin Tops’were produced in 1912 and 13.

The original Colgan’ s Chip set contains several hundred subjects including Honus Wagner, Shoeless Joe Jackson, and Ty Cobb.


In 2013 Panini inserted, within the Cooperstown Collection, round discs that replicated the original Colgan’s Chip discs. The 2013 issue has 165 discs featuring players from the nineteenth century, such as Christy Mathewson, Tris Speaker and Nap Lajoie, to the 1990s, with the likes of Dennis Eckersley and Paul Molitor. 

To show the difference between the two, Panini's modern edition are 3/4' larger than the 1 1/2 inch 1909 originals. However, both the front and back of Panini’s modern variation is almost exactly similar in design to the original.

With 1 unnumbered Colgan's Chip disc inserted into each pack of the 2013 Cooperstown Collection, to complete the set will be a long but not insurmountable task.

I have 50 and need 115 left to complete the set.

The complete list of the 2013 Colgan’s Chip discs:

1 Ty Cobb
2 Honus Wagner
3 Walter Johnson
4 Christy Mathewson
5 Tris Speaker

6 Nap Lajoie
7 George Wright
8 Cy Young
9 George Sisler
10 Lou Gehrig
11 Charles Radbourn
12 Cap Anson
13 Rogers Hornsby
14 Kenesaw Landis
15 Dan Brouthers
16 Roger Bresnahan
17 King Kelly
18 Jesse Burkett
19 Frank Chance
20 Joe Tinker
21 Johnny Evers
22 Eddie Plank
23 Ed Walsh
24 Mickey Cochrane
25 Frankie Frisch
26 Carl Hubbell
27 Lefty Grove
28 Pie Traynor
29 Charlie Gehringer
30 Mel Ott
31 Paul Waner
32 Al Simmons
33 Dizzy Dean
34 Bill Dickey
35 Rabbit Maranville
36 Bill Terry
37 Home Run Baker
38 Dazzy Vance
39 Joe Cronin
40 Sam Crawford
41 Zack Wheat
42 Bob Feller
43 Edd Roush
44 Jackie Robinson
45 Sam Rice
46 Miller Huggins
47 Luke Appling
48 Burleigh Grimes
49 Heinie Manush
50 Casey Stengel
51 Lloyd Waner
52 Joe Medwick
53 Goose Goslin
54 Roy Campanella
55 Stan Coveleski
56 Stan Musial
57 Waite Hoyt
58 Lou Boudreau
59 Rube Marquard

60 Satchel Paige
61 Harry Hooper
62 Lefty Gomez
63 Yogi Berra
64 Buck Leonard
65 Early Wynn
66 Josh Gibson
67 Monte Irvin
68 Warren Spahn
69 Jim Bottomley
70 Whitey Ford
71 Ralph Kiner
72 Robin Roberts
73 Fred Lindstrom
74 Bob Lemon
75 Ernie Banks

76 Al Lopez
77 Addie Joss
78 Eddie Mathews
79 Hack Wilson
80 Duke Snider
81 Al Kaline
82 Bob Gibson
83 Frank Robinson
84 Brooks Robinson
85 George Kell
86 Juan Marichal
87 Rick Ferrell
88 Pee Wee Reese
89 Harmon Killebrew
90 Luis Aparicio
91 Lou Brock
92 Arky Vaughan
93 Hoyt Wilhelm
94 Bobby Doerr
95 Willie McCovey
96 Catfish Hunter
97 Willie Stargell
98 Billy Williams

99 Johnny Bench
100 Red Schoendienst
101 Carl Yastrzemski
102 Jim Palmer
103 Joe Morgan
104 Rod Carew
105 Fergie Jenkins
106 Gaylord Perry
107 Tom Seaver
108 Rollie Fingers
109 Reggie Jackson
110 Hal Newhouser
111 Phil Rizzuto
112 Steve Carlton
113 Richie Ashburn
114 Mike Schmidt
115 Jim Bunning
116 Earl Weaver
117 Nellie Fox
118 Phil Niekro
119 Tommy Lasorda
120 Yogi Berra
121 Don Sutton
122 George Brett
123 Nolan Ryan
124 Robin Yount
125 Orlando Cepeda
126 Sparky Anderson
127 Carlton Fisk
128 Tony Perez
129 Bill Mazeroski
130 Kirby Puckett
131 Ozzie Smith
132 Dave Winfield
133 Gary Carter
134 Eddie Murray
135 Dennis Eckersley
136 Paul Molitor
137 Ryne Sandberg
138 Wade Boggs
139 Bruce Sutter
140 Tony Gwynn
141 Cal Ripken Jr.
142 Goose Gossage
143 Dick Williams
144 Rickey Henderson
145 Jim Rice
146 Andre Dawson
147 Roberto Alomar
148 Bert Blyleven
149 Barry Larkin

150 Ron Santo
151 Bowie Kuhn
152 Walter O'Malley
153 Doug Harvey
154 Connie Mack
155 John McGraw
156 Charles Comiskey
157 Buck Ewing
158 Effa Manley
159 Whitey Herzog
160 Nolan Ryan
161 Catfish Hunter
162 Gary Carter
163 Reggie Jackson
164 Joe Morgan
165 Tom Seaver

1 comment:

  1. I like how they had to tell you the box was sanitary.

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