Whaley: Nearly 100 years later, Peggy Popcorn baseball card set remains a mystery

From Anson Whaley at Sports Collectors Digest on September 12, 2018:

Despite learning a great deal about pre-war sports cards over the years, many mysteries remain unsolved for collectors regarding certain issues. One of those surrounds an obscure food set produced in Canada – the Peggy Popcorn set.

The Peggy Popcorn set is believed to have been produced sometime around 1920. Dating is a bit of an issue and not fully confirmed. The cards are often cited as a 1920 issue but could have been produced slightly later and a better designation might be 1920s. The formal name of the distributor is, as indicated on the backs of the cards, Peggy Popcorn and Food Products, Ltd., based out of Winnipeg in Canada.

Cards are black and white with most of the known ones being headshots of players. Backs mention a redemption off for collectors putting together a complete set. Trading in a full set of cards yielded collectors a baseball, cap, bat, fountain pen, or ‘Eversharp’ pencil.

Read the full article here: https://www.sportscollectorsdaily.com/nearly-100-years-later-1920s-peggy-popcorn-set-largely-remains-a-mystery/

Originally published: September 14, 2018. Last Updated: September 14, 2018.