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Helmar 6-Up Die Cuts: A Full Set of 77 For Sale


Dedicated collector Steve Patterson has completed the 77 card series of Helmar Die Cuts. He is offering it for sale; you can contact him below. Previously Steve completed and sold a complete set of the E145-Helmar cards. Congratulations, Steve!

 

tbspat@mchsi.com  or call Steve at 319 572 0393

With images of six players inset.

With images of six players inset.

Working On: 1910 Brooklyn Superbas Team Display


This is part of a series of Big League teams from the same era. The size is great for display at 22″ x 18″. Each player portrait is matted with a die-cut gold border. They are very thick and substantial. More later!

Superbas_front_with_cutting_guides set up

Helmar 6-Up Die Cut Teams Checklist


 

Helmar 6 Up Die-Cut 1 Helmar 6 Up Die-Cut-1 Abstein, Bill; Clarke, Fred; Leifield, Lefty;
Abbaticchio, Ed; Leach, Tommy; Camnitz, H;
 NL NATIONAL PITTSBURGH PIRATES
Helmar 6 Up Die-Cut 2 Helmar 6 Up Die-Cut-2 Adz, Jake; Burns, B; Davis, George; Donahue, J;
Dougherty, P; Duffy, H;
AL AMERICAN CHICAGO WHITE SOX
Helmar 6 Up Die-Cut 3 Helmar 6 Up Die-Cut-3 Arellanes, Frank; Carrigan, Bill; Lord, Harry;
Cicotte, Eddie; Kleinow, Red; Niles, Harry;
AL AMERICAN BOSTON RED SOX
Helmar 6 Up Die-Cut 4 Helmar 6 Up Die-Cut-4 Atkins, D; Cassidy, Pete; Dessau, Rube; Dunn, Jack;
Hall, Bob; Jackson, Jim;
EL EASTERN BALTIMORE ORIOLES
Helmar 6 Up Die-Cut 5 Helmar 6 Up Die-Cut-5 Baker, Frank; Bender, Chief; Oldring, Rube;
Powers, Doc; Thomas, Ira; Murphy, Danny;
AL AMERICAN PHILADELPHIA ATHLETICS
Helmar 6 Up Die-Cut 6 Helmar 6 Up Die-Cut-6 Bates, Johnny; Beaumont, Ginger; Beck, Fred;
Ferguson, Cecil; Bowerman, Frank; Becker, Beals;
NL NATIONAL BOSTON DOVES
Helmar 6 Up Die-Cut 7 Helmar 6 Up Die-Cut-7 Beck, Fred; Tinker, Joe; Johnson, R; Brown, M; Block, B;
Zender, R;
FL FEDERAL CHICAGO WHALES
Helmar 6 Up Die-Cut 8 Helmar 6 Up Die-Cut-8 Bell, George; Burch, Al; Alperman, W; Pastorius, HJ;
Rucker, N;
NL NATIONAL BROOKLYN SUPERBAS
Helmar 6 Up Die-Cut 9 Helmar 6 Up Die-Cut-9 Bender, Chief; Nicholls, Simon; Davis, Harry;
Livingston, Paddy; Krause, Harry; Hartsel, Topsy;
AL AMERICAN PHILADELPHIA ATHLETICS
Helmar 6 Up Die-Cut 10 Helmar 6 Up Die-Cut-10 Berger, H; Lajoie, Larry; Ball, Neal; Birmingham, J;
Bradley, Bill; Joss, Addie;
AL AMERICAN CLEVELAND INDIANS
Helmar 6 Up Die-Cut 11 Helmar 6 Up Die-Cut-11 Cady, Hick; McGinnity, Joe; Schlafly, Larry; Frick, Jimmy;
Waddell, Rube; Lee, Watty;
EL EASTERN NEWARK INDIANS
Helmar 6 Up Die-Cut 12 Helmar 6 Up Die-Cut-12 Campell, B; Griffith, C; Bescher, B; Downey, T; Dubuc, J;
Karger, E;
NL NATIONAL CINCINNATI REDS
Helmar 6 Up Die-Cut 13 Helmar 6 Up Die-Cut-13 Chappelle, Bill; Batch, Emil; Barger, Cy; Maloney, Billy;
Butler, John; Ganzel, John;
EL EASTERN ROCHESTER BRONCHOS
Helmar 6 Up Die-Cut 14 Helmar 6 Up Die-Cut-14 Clarke, JJ; Young, Cy; Bradley, Bill; Joss, Addie;
Easterly, Ted; Flick, Elmer;
AL AMERICAN CLEVELAND INDIANS
Helmar 6 Up Die-Cut 15 Helmar 6 Up Die-Cut-15 Cobb, Ty; Jones, Davy; Jennings, Hughie; Schaefer, G;
Rossman, C; Willett, Ed;
AL AMERICAN DETROIT TIGERS
Helmar 6 Up Die-Cut 16 Helmar 6 Up Die-Cut-16 Crawford, Sam; Cobb, Ty; Mullen, George; Schmidt, Charley; Killian, Ed; Willett, Ed; AL AMERICAN DETROIT TIGERS
Helmar 6 Up Die-Cut 17 Helmar 6 Up Die-Cut-17 Davis, Harry; Collins, Eddie; Barry, Jack; Baker, Frank; Bender, Chief; Micholls, Simon; AL AMERICAN PHILADELPHIA ATHLETICS
Helmar 6 Up Die-Cut 18 Helmar 6 Up Die-Cut-18 Delahanty, Jim; Conroy, Wid; Brown, G.; Street, Gabby; Elberfeld, Kid; Johnson, W.; AL AMERICAN WASHINGTON SENATORS
Helmar 6 Up Die-Cut 19 Helmar 6 Up Die-Cut-19 Demmett, Ray;
Ferris, Hobe; Criger, Lou; Dineen, Bill; Waddell, Rube; Criss, Dode
AL AMERICAN ST. LOUIS BROWNS
Helmar 6 Up Die-Cut 20 Helmar 6 Up Die-Cut-20 Fiene, Lou; Gandil, Chick; Hahn, E; Isbell, Frank;
Jones, Fielder; Owen, F;
AL AMERICAN CHICAGO WHITE SOX
Helmar 6 Up Die-Cut 21 Helmar 6 Up Die-Cut-21 Foster; Jackson, Joe; Kiernan; Howard; Coles; Violat; SA SOUTH ATLANTIC MULTIPLE
Helmar 6 Up Die-Cut 22 Helmar 6 Up Die-Cut-22 Fromme, A; Egan, D; Paskert, D; Bescher, B; Griffith, C;
Gaspar, H;
NL NATIONAL CINCINNATI REDS
Helmar 6 Up Die-Cut 23 Helmar 6 Up Die-Cut-23 Gibson, George; Wagner, Honus; Clarke, Fred;
Camnitz, H; Leach, Tommy; Leifield, Lefty;
NL NATIONAL PITTSBURGH PIRATES
Helmar 6 Up Die-Cut 24 Helmar 6 Up Die-Cut-24 Hoffman, Danny; Waddell, Rube; Howell, Harry; Jones, Casey; Lake, Joe; Graham, Bert; AL AMERICAN ST. LOUIS BROWNS
Helmar 6 Up Die-Cut 25 Helmar 6 Up Die-Cut-25 Jacklitsch, F; Titus, Doc; McQuillan, G; Doolan, Mickey;
Magee, Sherry; Coveleski, H;
NL NATIONAL PHILADELPHIA PHILLIES
Helmar 6 Up Die-Cut 26 Helmar 6 Up Die-Cut-26 Jennings, Hughie; Mullin, George; Cobb, Ty;
Crawford, Sam; Summers, Ed; Donovan, Bill;
AL AMERICAN DETROIT TIGERS
Helmar 6 Up Die-Cut 27 Helmar 6 Up Die-Cut-27 Johnson, Walter; Milan, Clyde; McBride, George;
Groom, Bob; Gray, Dolly; Ganley, Bob;
AL AMERICAN WASHINGTON SENATORS
Helmar 6 Up Die-Cut 28 Helmar 6 Up Die-Cut-28 Keeler, Willie; Chase, Hal; Chesbro, Jack; Demmitt, Ray;
Cree, Birdie; Ford, Russ;
AL AMERICAN NEW YORK HIGHLANDERS
Helmar 6 Up Die-Cut 29 Helmar 6 Up Die-Cut-29 Keeler, Willie; Lake, Joe; Kleinow, Red; Ball, Neil;
Chase, Hal; Manning, Rube;
AL AMERICAN NEW YORK HIGHLANDERS
Helmar 6 Up Die-Cut 30 Helmar 6 Up Die-Cut-30 Killian, Ed; Cobb, Tyrus; Schmidt, Boss; McIntyre, Matty;
Moriarty, George; Bush, Donnie;
AL AMERICAN DETROIT TIGERS
Helmar 6 Up Die-Cut 31 Helmar 6 Up Die-Cut-31 Kissinger, Rube; Clancy, Bill; Burchell, Fred; Brain, Dave;
Flanagan, Steamer; Malarkey, Bill;
EL EASTERN BUFFALO BISONS
Helmar 6 Up Die-Cut 32 Helmar 6 Up Die-Cut-32 Kleinow, Red; Elberfeld, N; Frill, John; Knight, John;
Chase, Hal; Hemphill, C;
AL AMERICAN NEW YORK HIGHLANDERS
Helmar 6 Up Die-Cut 33 Helmar 6 Up Die-Cut-33 Krueger; McCreedie; Steen; Kuhn; Speas; Murray; PCL PACIFIC COAST LEAGUE PORTLAND BEAVERS
Helmar 6 Up Die-Cut 34 Helmar 6 Up Die-Cut-34 LaPorte, Frank; Chase, Hal; Warhop, Jack;
Manning, Rube; Quinn, Jack; Sweeney, Jeff;
AL AMERICAN NEW YORK HIGHLANDERS
Helmar 6 Up Die-Cut 35 Helmar 6 Up Die-Cut-35 Lennox, Ed; Wheat, Zack; Dunn, Joe; Burch, Al;
Bergen, Bill; Marshall, Doc;
NL NATIONAL BROOKLYN SUPERBAS
Helmar 6 Up Die-Cut 36 Helmar 6 Up Die-Cut-36 Lentz; Hart, W; Jordan; Smith; Stark; Thebo; S&T SOUTHERN & TEXAS MULTIPLE
Helmar 6 Up Die-Cut 37 Helmar 6 Up Die-Cut-37 Lobert, H; Huggins, M; Mowrey, M; Mitchell, M;
Spade, B; Covelski, Harry;
NL NATIONAL CINCINNATI REDS
Helmar 6 Up Die-Cut 38 Helmar 6 Up Die-Cut-38 Magee, Sherry; Doolan, Mickey; Dooin, Red;
Knabe, Otto; Downey, Tom; Paskert, Dode;
NL NATIONAL PHILADELPHIA PHILLIES
Helmar 6 Up Die-Cut 39 Helmar 6 Up Die-Cut-39 McLean, L; Huggins, Miller; Hoblitzell, D; Ewing, B;
Oakes, R; Downey, T;
NL NATIONAL CINCINNATI REDS
Helmar 6 Up Die-Cut 40 Helmar 6 Up Die-Cut-40 McQuillan, George; Coveleski, H; Doolan, Mickey;
Bransfield, Kitty; Dooin, Red; Moran, Pat;
NL NATIONAL PHILADELPHIA PHILLIES
Helmar 6 Up Die-Cut 41 Helmar 6 Up Die-Cut-41 Mitchell, Fred; Kelly, Mike; Grimshaw, Moose;
Keeler, Willie; Rudolph, Dick; McGinley, Jim;
EL EASTERN TORONTO MAPLE LEAFS
Helmar 6 Up Die-Cut 42 Helmar 6 Up Die-Cut-42 Molesworth; Hickman; Rockenfeld; Thornton; Greminger; Persons; SL SOUTHERN LEAGUE MULTIPLE
Helmar 6 Up Die-Cut 43 Helmar 6 Up Die-Cut-43 Needham, T; Howard, Del; Kling, Johnny; Pfeffer, Jeff;
Lundgren, Carl; Hofman, Solly;
NL NATIONAL CHICAGO CUBS
Helmar 6 Up Die-Cut 44 Helmar 6 Up Die-Cut-44 Olson, Ivy; Lamlein, Fred; Speas, Bill; Mundorff; Harris, Bill; Guyn, H; NW NORTH WEST PORTLAND PIPPINS
Helmar 6 Up Die-Cut 45 Helmar 6 Up Die-Cut-45 Otley, William; McCauley, Pat; Ryan, Ray; Lipe, Perry;
Hooker, Bock; Guiheen, Tom;
VL VIRGINIA LEAGUE MULTIPLE
Helmar 6 Up Die-Cut 46 Helmar 6 Up Die-Cut-46 Parent, F; Payne, F; Purtell, B; Walsh, E; Tannehill, L;
Smith, F;
AL AMERICAN CHICAGO WHITE SOX
Helmar 6 Up Die-Cut 47 Helmar 6 Up Die-Cut-47 Rodgers; Sheehan; Hetling; Casey; Garrett; Greggs; PCL PACIFIC COAST LEAGUE PORTLAND BEAVERS
Helmar 6 Up Die-Cut 48 Helmar 6 Up Die-Cut-48 Schirm, George; Nattress, Billy; White, Jack;
Taylor, Dummy; Merritt, George; Smith, Heinie;
EL EASTERN BUFFALO BISONS
Helmar 6 Up Die-Cut 49 Helmar 6 Up Die-Cut-49 Schmidt, Charlie; Donovan, Bill; Mullin, George;
Cobb, Ty; Jennings, Hughie; O’Leary, Charley;
AL AMERICAN DETROIT TIGERS
Helmar 6 Up Die-Cut 50 Helmar 6 Up Die-Cut-50 Schulte, Frank; Pfiester, Jack; Steinfeldt, Harry;
Tinker, Joe; Overall, Orval; Kroh, Rube;
NL NATIONAL CHICAGO CUBS
Helmar 6 Up Die-Cut 51 Helmar 6 Up Die-Cut-51 Schulte, Frank; Reulbach, Ed; Sheckard, Jimmy;
Overall, Orval; Tinker, Joe; Brown, M;
NL NATIONAL CHICAGO CUBS
Helmar 6 Up Die-Cut 52 Helmar 6 Up Die-Cut-52 Seaton; Rapps; Ryan, J; Armbuster; Krapp; Ort; PCL PACIFIC COAST LEAGUE PORTLAND BEAVERS
Helmar 6 Up Die-Cut 53 Helmar 6 Up Die-Cut-53 Shaefer, Germany; Shipke, Bill; Conroy, Wid; Tannehill, J.; Street, Gabby; Unglaub, Bob; AL AMERICAN WASHINGTON SENATORS
Helmar 6 Up Die-Cut 54 Helmar 6 Up Die-Cut-54 Shaw, Hunky; Duffy, High; Phelan, John; Arndt, H;
Collins, Jimmy; Moran, H;
EL EASTERN PROVIDENCE GRAYS
Helmar 6 Up Die-Cut 55 Helmar 6 Up Die-Cut-55 Slagle, Jimmy; Strang, Sammy; Poland, Philip;
Semour, Cy; Dunn, Jack; Atkins, Doc;
EL EASTERN BALTIMORE ORIOLES
Helmar 6 Up Die-Cut 56 Helmar 6 Up Die-Cut-56 Spencer, Tubby; Speaker, Tris; Carrigan, Bill; Stahl, Jake;
Hooper, Harry; Wagner, Heinie;
AL AMERICAN BOSTON RED SOX
Helmar 6 Up Die-Cut 57 Helmar 6 Up Die-Cut-57 Tinker, Joe; Evers, John; Chance, Frank;
Sheckard, Jimmy; Brown, M; Steinfeldt, Harry;
NL NATIONAL CHICAGO CUBS
Helmar 6 Up Die-Cut 58 Helmar 6 Up Die-Cut-58 Waddell, Rube; Wallace, Bobby; Pelty, Barney;
Williams, Gus; McAleese, Jack; Lake, Joe;
AL AMERICAN ST. LOUIS BROWNS
Helmar 6 Up Die-Cut 59 Helmar 6 Up Die-Cut-59 Wilhelm, Kaiser; Rucker, Nap; Bergen, Bill; Dalen, Bill;
Bell, George; Pattee, Harry;
NL NATIONAL BROOKLYN SUPERBAS
Helmar 6 Up Die-Cut 60 Helmar 6 Up Die-Cut-60 Wilhelm, Kaiser; Wheat, Zack; Smith, Happy; Jordan, Tim; Lumley, Harry; Hunter, George; NL NATIONAL BROOKLYN SUPERBAS
Helmar 6 Up Die-Cut 61 Helmar 6 Up Die-Cut-61 Wilson, Chief; Willis, Vic; Maddox, Nick; Miller, Dots; Camnitz, H; Phillippe, Deacon; NL NATIONAL PITTSBURGH PIRATES
Helmar 6 Up Die-Cut 62 Helmar 6 Up Die-Cut-62 Ames, Red; Bridwell, Al; Crandall, Doc; DeVore, Josh;
McGraw, John; Marquard, Rube;
Portrait NEW YORK GIANTS
Helmar 6 Up Die-Cut 63 Helmar 6 Up Die-Cut-63 Donlin, Mike; Doyle, Larry; Herzog, Buck; Durham, Bull;
Mathewson, Christy; Marquard, Rube;
NL NATIONAL NEW YORK GIANTS
Helmar 6 Up Die-Cut 64 Helmar 6 Up Die-Cut-64 Faust, CV; Mathewson, Christy; Latham, Arlie;
Schlei, Art; Wilse, Hooks; Snodgrass, Fred;
NL NATIONAL NEW YORK GIANTS
Helmar 6 Up Die-Cut 65 Helmar 6 Up Die-Cut-65 Fletcher, Art; McGraw, JJ; Meyers, Chief; Seymour;
Merkle, Fred; Doyle, Larry;
NL NATIONAL NEW YORK GIANTS
Helmar 6 Up Die-Cut 66 Helmar 6 Up Die-Cut-66 Abstein, William; Moeller, Dan; Milligan, Bill;
Hannafin, J; Merritt, George; Hanford, Charles;
EL EASTERN JERSEY CITY SKEETERS
Helmar 6 Up Die-Cut 67 Helmar 6 Up Die-Cut-67 Young, Cy; Lajoie, Larry; Stovall, George; Rhodes, Bob; Leibhardt, G.; Hinchman, Bill
Liebhardt, Glenn; Hinchman, Bill;
AL AMERICAN CLEVELAND INDIANS
Helmar 6 Up Die-Cut 68 Helmar 6 Up Die-Cut-68 Zimmerman, H; Evers, J; Moran, Pat; Tinker, Joe;
Overall, Orv; Pfiester, Jack;
NL NATIONAL CHICAGO CUBS
Helmar 6 Up Die-Cut 69 Helmar 6 Up Die-Cut-69 Willis; Bresnahan;Huggins; O’Hara; Rhodes; Phelps NL NATIONAL ST LOUIS CARDINALS
Helmar 6 Up Die-Cut 70 Helmar 6 Up Die-Cut-70 Shaw; Willis; Hulswitt; Konetchy; Gilbert; Geyer NL NATIONAL ST LOUIS CARDINALS
Helmar 6 Up Die-Cut 71 Helmar 6 Up Die-Cut-71 Herzog; Dahlen; Mattern; Ferguson; Richey; Sweeney NL NATIONAL BOSTON DOVES
Helmar 6 Up Die-Cut 72 Helmar 6 Up Die-Cut-72 Young, Cy; Lajoie, Larry; Stoval, George; Perring, George; Rhodes, Bob; Good, Wilber AL AMERICAN CLEVELAND INDIANS
Helmar 6 Up Die-Cut 73 Helmar 6 Up Die-Cut-73 Shannon, Spike; Ritter, Lew; Brashear, Roy; Hallman, Bill; Beckley, Jake; Dorner, Gus AA AMERICAN ASSOCIATION KANSAS CITY BLUES
Helmar 6 Up Die-Cut 74 Helmar 6 Up Die-Cut-74 Abbott, Fred; Hinchman, Harry; Wright, Lucky; Freeman, Jerry; Owen, Frank; Lattimore, Bill AA AMERICAN ASSOCIATION TOLEDO MUD HENS

South Atlantic League Die-Cut with Shoeless Joe Jackson


After the text you’ll find an image of the card along with a couple of great photos that relate (sort of).

I love making these die-cut cards, which are essentially very thick postcards. They are each about 6″ x 4.5″ and the five layers add up to 3/16″ of an inch thick. It makes for a substantial piece, something that could probably crack a window in a moment of pique. In future postings I’ll describe the series in greater detail but today I’d like to focus on one particular card.

The South Atlantic League card is unusual in that I’ve assembled players from a number of different teams. And what team names! I suppose even seasoned collectors may find them obscure but I can’t help but smile when I read them. On this card we have the Charleston Sea Gulls, the Savannah Indians (boring), the Columbia Gamecocks, the Augusta Orphans and the Jacksonville Tarpons. Here’s a short bio of the players:

Ed Foster, Charleston Sea Gulls. Called “Slim”, Foster graduated out of this “C” level league several times, only to regularly drift back. His high point came in 1908 when he pitched in six games for the Cleveland Americans. In that short stint he went 1-0 with two saves and an excellent 2.13 ERA. Perhaps he injured his arm because it doesn’t appear that he played at all in 1909. By 1910 he was back in the minors and, though he won 20 for the New Haven Prairie Hens (gotta love it), he never managed to appear in another big league game. Slim played, often quite well, through 1923. He passed away in Montgomery, Alabama, in 1929. He was 43 years old.

Joe Jackson, Savannah Indians. Joe was 21 when he played for Savannah, batting .358 over 118 games. Savannah was a fast growing city at the time, boasting a population of 68,000. Traditionally a cotton center, paper mills and an iron forge had transformed Savannah into one of the largest cities in the south.

John Kiernan, Columbia Gamecocks. John is one of those players that history should know more about. Though he never played in the majors, he did spend eight seasons as a professional ballplayer (lifetime .245 average). We don’t know where or when he was born or died. Since most of his career was with East Coast teams, I would guess that was where he originated. He last played for the Fall River (Mass.) Spindles in 1914. This mystery man does, however, make another appearance in baseball –managing the Haverhill Hillies (again, in Mass.) from 1926 through part of the 1928 season.

Ernest Howard, Savannah Indians. Ernest played 14 years in the minors as an outfielder, compiling a .252 lifetime average. He started his pro career back in 1902, toiling for the Baton Rouge Cajuns. That was low “D” ball. Unfortunately, it wasn’t until his tenth year as a player that he graduated to the “B” level (with the Fort Worth Panthers). Whatever he lacked on the field, Ernest must have been well regarded as a man because he was chosen to manage the Savannah club for part of the 1909 season. Nothing is known of him after he left the Beaumont Oilers team following the completion of the 1915 campaign. Still, the man will always be remembered (or wondered about) due to his T206 card. And, hopefully, this die-cut card.

Cadwallader (Cad) Coles, Augusta Orphans. Cadwallader is a name of Welsh extraction. It is such an unusual name that I just had to look it up. Anyway, Cad did make the majors, sort of, when he hooked onto the Kansas City Packers of the Federal League in 1914. He’s another player that had trouble getting out of the low minors though his lifetime average was .276 over nine seasons.

Juan Violet, Jacksonville Tarpons. Juan was born, I believe, in Cuba and was one of the better known outfielders there. He played ten years in the American minor leagues and compiled a .212 lifetime average. He must have loved Jacksonville, seeing as how he played seven of his ten seasons there. In May, 1901 the city, which was the largest in Florida with a population of 28,000 (over 16,000 of these were black Americans, largely doing menial work and living in poverty), was decimated by a fire that took out most of the downtown area. Undaunted, Jacksonville rebuilt and reinvented itself, doubling in size by 1910. Violet arrived in the middle of this excitement (1904) and did not leave for good until 1911. It is possible that he returned after his playing days were over.

In the gallery below: the die cut card, a scene in Springfield, 1916 (note the Helmar sign in the window) and the Jacksonville docks in 1910: