This page provides scans of D381 Fleischmann Bakery variations and of Ferguson Bakery cards. Whenever possible, I show all 3 cards issued for a player; otherwise, I show scans of those cards I have. If you have any scans that I don’t, please let me know!
Fleischmann cards were issued from 2 bakery locations in the Bronx and in Manhattan, as can be seen in the coupons. Almost all variations can be tied to differences between the cards from these 2 locations. Ferguson cards always use the image and copyright from one of the Fleischmann locations, but will have a 1-line caption and no publisher credit.
An incomplete list of variations for Fleischmann cards: Becker, Burns (Eddie), Clark, Collins, Hartzell, Janvrin (not shown here), Kantlehner, Landerus, Lewis, Mowrey, Oldring, Rariden, Rousch, Rucker, Schang, Schauer, Speaker, Stengel, Thomas, Weilman, Wheat, and Wood. Kocher is listed as a variation in the Standard Catalog, but this appears to be an error on their part. Knetzer is also catalogued as a variation, but it appears that the card was never corrected.
Eddie Burns – 3 different cards
The Burns card on the right is one of the few Ferguson cards with an attached coupon. The card on the left without a coupon came from the 540 East 81st St bakery. The Ferguson card’s copyright and picture match the Bronx Boul. card.
Duffy Lewis – 3 different cards
The Duffy Lewis cards have copyrights in the same handwriting but not in the same location. The Fleischmann cards list him at “Second Base” (a position he never played), while the Ferguson card has his position as “Left Field”, which is correct. The card with a 2-line caption and no coupon was issued from the 540 East 81st St bakery.
A.J. Schauer – 3 different cards
The 2-line caption card with no coupon is a Fleischmann issued from the 540 East 81st St. bakery. The 1-line caption card is a Ferguson. Its picture and copyright match the card with the Bronx Boul. location.
Fred Landerus [Luderus] – 3 different cards
The 1-line caption card with no coupon is a Ferguson. Its picture and copyright match the card from the Bronx Boul. location.
Tris Speaker – 3 different cards
The 2-line caption card in the middle is a Fleischmann from the 81st St. location. The 1-line caption Ferguson card on the right matches the image and copyright of the Bronx Boul. card.
C.D. Stengel/Stengle, W.A. Rariden, Mike Mowrey – Fleischmann cards with 1-line captions
These are all Fleischmann cards, but with 2-line vs 1-line captions depending on the bakery location. The two Stengel cards have the last names spelled differently. Rariden is another example of a 1-line Fleischmann, as is Mowrey.
Roy Hartzell/Hartell, Erving L. Kantlehner/Kantlehuer – Fleischmann cards with spelling differences
Hartzell has a variation that’s a correction of a spelling mistake, namely that a “z” was omitted from his last name. Kantlehner was spelled “Kantlehuer” on one of his cards. These cards plus the Stengel and the Killefer (Ferguson only) are the only spelling corrections, to my knowledge. Both cards without coupons are from the 81st St. location.
Ed Konetchy & Elmer Knetzer cards – errors and (?) corrections
Error cards for Konetchy and Knetzer have been catalogued in the Standard Catalog for many years. We don’t know if it was Larry Fritsch or someone else who provided the info about these confusing printings. Both Fleischmann cards of Knetzer show Konetchy, so that error was definitely not corrected. Konetchy’s card from the “Bronx Boul.” location shows Knetzer. The only correct card that we’ve seen so far is the Ferguson example of Konetchy (this is the card below with the 1-line caption).
The Knetzer error card caption lists him with Cincinnati. He was bought by the team on April 30th, 1916 (per Retrosheet), so the card must have been issued in May of 1916 or later.
Tom Clark [Clarke] and Beals Becker
Clarke and Becker are players whose variations are also included in the Standard Catalog checklist. We see that the two cards for both players have different addresses. While the same photo was used for Clarke’s cards, there’s no credit for Underwood & Underwood in the cropped version.
Edw. F. Rousch [Roush] – 2 Fleischmanns
Chester D. Thomas – 2 Fleischmanns
“Nap” Rucker and Carl Weilman – 2 Fleischmanns each
Another case of slight variations in Fleischmann cards. Each has different cropping and copyrights.
Zach Wheat, Rube Oldring, Ray Collins
Each example below without a coupon came from the 81st St bakery location.
Fred Snodgrass and Dave Bancroft – Fleischmann and Ferguson cards
For these players, the positions in the captions are different, which is also true for the Duffy Lewis card. The 1-line caption cards are likely Fergusons.
Fleischmann vs Ferguson examples
For the players below, there are differences only with the captions, not with the photos or copyrights. The 1-line caption cards are likely all Fergusons. The last 2 cards show the Killifer (Fleischmann) and Killefer (Ferguson) spelling differences.