1931 W517 - Basic

Number of
Required Items
54
Current Finest
Possible Set Rating
09.813

The 1931 W517 baseball set consists of 54 cards measuring 3” by 4”, much larger than the contemporaries of the era. The creamy stock cardboard cards were distributed in strips and often show the dotted line at the top of bottom used for cutting. Though primarily appearing in a sepia-tone, other colors are known to exist, including blue. Each player’ photograph is centered within a thick border with the player either posed or in portrait style. The player’s name, team and league appear on each, as does the card number. As was the case with many of the strip cards of the time, the W517 are blank-backed. The set is star-heavy with Babe Ruth appear twice (#4 & #20), plus Grover Alexander (#15), Jimmie Foxx (#21), Melvin Ott (#30), Lou Gehrig (#35), Rogers Hornsby (#38) and Lefty Grove (#39) as well as numerous other Hall of Fame enshrinees.

All-Time Finest

Rank Set Name % Complete GPA Weighted GPA with Top
Pop Bonuses
Set Rating User
1 T206King 2019 2020 2021 2022 2023 100.00% 8.02 9.04 9.04
2 Donald E. Spence - The Lone Star Collection 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 100.00% 7.61 8.13 8.13
3 Caught Looking 100.00% 7.35 R 7.59 7.59
4 Bygone Nobility 100.00% 7.28 7.42 7.42
5 Donald E. Spence - The Lone Star Collection Set II 100.00% 6.53 6.61 6.61

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Current Finest

Rank Set Name % Complete GPA Weighted GPA with Top
Pop Bonuses
Set Rating User
1 T206King 2019 2020 2021 2022 2023 100.00% 8.02 9.04 9.04
2 Donald E. Spence - The Lone Star Collection 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 100.00% 7.61 8.13 8.13
3 Bygone Nobility 100.00% 7.28 7.42 7.42
4 Donald E. Spence - The Lone Star Collection Set II 100.00% 6.53 6.61 6.61
5 Donald E. Spence - The Lone Star Collection Set III 100.00% 4.90 4.91 4.91
6 mattj 24.07% 7.62 7.79 3.64
7 Bases Loaded in '31 53.70% 5.96 6.02 2.61
8 Jamie's 1931 W517 Set 16.67% 2.27 2.27 0.21
9 four_bills 11.11% 2.67 2.67 0.13
10 jonbegos 1.85% 2.00 2.00 0.07
11 jmlierma 1.85% 2.00 2.00 0.02