1936 National Chicle Premiums (R311) Baseball Cards
The 1936 National Chicle Premiums (R311) were produced by the National Chicle Company of Cambridge, Massachusetts, sometime around the year 1936. The 6" x 8" photographs are unnumbered with blank-backs. However, a unique feature to this set is the 1936 Premiums come in two different styles: a "glossy" finish and a "leather" finish. The "glossy finish" subset contains 28 cards whereas the "leather finish" subset only has 15. Due to a smaller population of cards, the "leather finish" cards are more expensive to purchase today.
By Dean Hanley