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06-01-2007, 05:30 PM
Posted By: <b>peter chao</b><p>Eureka, I've found it, it's the ugliest pre-war set. The 1900 T203 Mayo's Baseball Comic set of 25 cartoons. Since they are so ugly I haven't purchased any. Which set do you guys think is the most ugly. This is meant to be a fun thread so people don't get offended if one of your favorite sets is mentioned. <img src="/images/happy.gif" height=14 width=14><br /><br />Peter

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06-01-2007, 05:40 PM
Posted By: <b>Chris Counts</b><p>It's hard to pick just one. Here are, in my opinion, the ugliest pre-war sets: E91, '38 Goudey Heads Up and just about every color strip card series ... many of the 20s colored strip cards are simply hideous ...

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06-01-2007, 06:26 PM
Posted By: <b>Paul</b><p>Beauty is clearly in the eye of the beholder. '38 Goudeys are among my favorites.

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06-01-2007, 06:31 PM
Posted By: <b>T206Collector</b><p>Wow, I love those. I actually have prints of those cards on my walls at home. Huh, funny.<br /><br />I happen to very much dislike T205 cards, especially the close up head shots of the National League's ugliest people -- though I will concede the beauty in the Mathewson.<br /><br />I also dislike any issue where no attempt was made to have the player look like himself (e.g., those other ones where there were like three cartoonish images and they were used for hundreds of players).

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06-01-2007, 06:32 PM
Posted By: <b>Mark Lutz</b><p>w512 or w513

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06-01-2007, 06:33 PM
Posted By: <b>Jay</b><p>Any one of a number of caramel sets. Ugliest card---E90-1 Jackson

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06-01-2007, 07:06 PM
Posted By: <b>Dylan</b><p>Well we cant have a thread in regards to ugliest cards without mentioning M.P. and Co. which were first distributed in 1943. There were many crude W strip sets released but probably the most crude were the drawings in the W9316 set, UGLY!

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06-01-2007, 07:19 PM
Posted By: <b>peter chao</b><p>Jay,<br /><br />I gotta admit the E90-1 Joe Jackson is pretty ugly, it's a horrific pose that makes Shoeless Joe look like he plays for a girl's softball team...<br /><br />Peter

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06-01-2007, 07:27 PM
Posted By: <b>Bruce Babcock</b><p><img src="http://homepage.mac.com/thurber51/.Pictures/19th%20Trade%20cards/Mayo%20x%204.JPG"><br />Not the prettiest cards!

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06-01-2007, 07:34 PM
Posted By: <b>peter chao</b><p>Bruce,<br /><br />Thanks for posting the scans of the T203's.<br /><br />Peter

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06-01-2007, 07:38 PM
Posted By: <b>Glenn</b><p>1923 German Baseball Transfers. Of U.S. issues, I'd have to choose W9316.

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06-01-2007, 07:44 PM
Posted By: <b>Mark</b><p>1935 Schutter-Johnson (R332).

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06-01-2007, 08:43 PM
Posted By: <b>dennis</b><p>n154 very rare,very expensive,very collectible and really ugly

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06-01-2007, 08:59 PM
Posted By: <b>DAN Kravitz</b><p>e90-1 Jax is one of the nicest cards in the hobby! I thnk e95's are the ugliest e cards, most strip cards are crude, & I don't care for black and white issues that much. BREAD CARDS RULE!<br /><img src="http://i68.photobucket.com/albums/i12/chiprop/File0143.jpg">

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06-01-2007, 09:13 PM
Posted By: <b>jeffdrum</b><p>Methinks Joe might have used the lipstick in hopes that people wouldn't notice that he didn't have a nose. "Noseless" Joe Jackson!

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06-01-2007, 09:16 PM
Posted By: <b>Anonymous</b><p>Dan, C'mon! E95's are one of the nicest looking sets period.

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06-01-2007, 09:34 PM
Posted By: <b>Brett</b><p>I'd have to say those ugly W strip cards.

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06-02-2007, 09:18 AM
Posted By: <b>Preece1</b><p>I think it is the Four Base Hits set.<br /><br />If anyone has any of these awful looking cards, I would help by purchasing them <img src="/images/happy.gif" height=14 width=14>

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06-02-2007, 09:31 AM
Posted By: <b>John Harrell</b><p>I vote for 43 M.P. & Co. set. Generic drawings and sloppy printing on the back. Ugghhh!!<br /><br />John

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06-02-2007, 09:36 AM
Posted By: <b>PC</b><p>The W512 Cobb is the ugliest, most disturbing card. The W512s as a series should be in everyone's top 5 ugliest sets (although some of the non-baseball W512 images aren't too bad).<br /><br />I don't know that I'd call the e95 set ugly, but some of the images are definitely a little creepy.<br /><br />The e90-1 Jackson -- love the purple background, but the card is not particularly attractive, although not ugly, and the image is barely that of Jackson. But I'd still like to have it.<br /><br />

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06-02-2007, 10:02 AM
Posted By: <b>Jay</b><p>Besides being short a nose on the E90-1, isn't Jackson also short one finger on his left hand. There is only a certain amount that lipstick will hide.

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06-02-2007, 11:35 AM
Posted By: <b>Bob</b><p>The ugliest set has to be the E94 set and I urge everyone here to avoid buying and collecting these cards at all costs! :-P

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06-02-2007, 03:15 PM
Posted By: <b>Paul S</b><p>I have to second Dylan's and John H.'s choice of the 1943 MP & Co W9316 set. I's the first thing that entered my mind before I even got to their posts (and I have some of them, too.)