* 1986-88 World Wide Sports Sets 1-5 (213 cards)

 1986-88 World Wide Sports Sets 1-5

Value Series 1 = $25 (with Production # card, $20 without)
Value Series 2 = $25 (with Production # card, $20 without)
Value Series 3 = $20
Value Series 4 = $20 ($45 including Jim Thorpe error card)
Value Series 5 = $20

Marketed as a complete series from World Wide Sports, 5 sets of sepia toned cards featuring the game's greatest players of the 1905-1935 era were released over three years (1986-1988).

The 61 cards of Series 1 (1986) each feature a "Baseball Immortals Smithsonian Institution" logo in the lower left corner, the only graphic on the borderless card front. 12,000 sets were printed, and include a Production # card.

The 61 cards of Series 2 (1987) have no front logo, and include a Production # card. 12,000 sets were printed.

The Series 3-5 sets (1988) consisted of 30 cards each. The cards featured a "Baseball Immortals 1905-1935 The Conlon Collection" logo in the lower left corner, the only graphic on the borderless card front. Production numbers for sets 3-5 were not announced, and the sets do NOT include a Production # card. Cards in Series 3-5 are not numbered and series designations are in small print at back - bottom right.

Please download the 1981-1988 checklist to find the players included in this set.


Known Error Card - Series 4: Some sets include an error on the Jim Thorpe card. Thorpe is pictured on the front, and Charles Rehm's statistics are printed on the back. The Charles Rehm card is printed correctly. This misprinted card is valued at $25. A complete set including this card is worth $45.