1914 Polo Grounds Game

The 1914 Polo Grounds baseball set takes its name from the green-and-white image printed on the back of each playing card. The ornate backs present a photograph of the legendary Polo Grounds from the outfield with a flowing graphic and trio of baseballs at each corner and in the middle of the bordering design. The set was originally billed as the “All-Star Card Base Ball” game from The Card Baseball Co. in 1914 and consists of 54 games cards. The unnumbered cards measure 2-1/2” by 3-1/2” with rounded corners. The fronts display a lack-and-white, centered, in-action player photograph with his surname and team printed below each image. Along the sides of the photos are the plays of the game such as “Ball”, “Hit”, “Strike” and some sort of play that ensues like “Hit - Short 2 Base Hit” or “Strike – Fly to Short Stop-Out.” The set has 30 different players (24 duplicates) involved in multiple plays for each game. Some of the key cards in the set include Hall of Famers Frank Baker, Frank Chance, Ty Cobb, Eddie Collins, Joe Jackson, Hughie Jennings, Nap Lajoie, Rabbit Maranville, Rube Marquard, Christy (Matty) Mathewson, John McGraw, Eddie Plank, Tris Speaker, Honus Wagner, Ed Walsh and Joe Wood.


Jimmy Archer
Frank Baker
Frank Chance
Larry Cheney
Ty Cobb
Eddie Collins
Larry Doyle
Art Fletcher
Claude Hendrix
Joe Jackson
Hughie Jennings
Nap Lajoie
Jimmy Lavender
Fritz Maisel
Rabbit Maranville
Rube Marquard
Christy Mathewson (Matty)
John McGraw
Stuffy McInnis (McInnes)
Chief Meyers
Red Murray
Ed Plank
Nap Rucker
Reb Russell
Wildfire Schulte
Jim Scott
Tris Speaker
Honus Wagner (Hit)
Honus Wagner (Strike)
Ed Walsh
Joe Wood