Share your favorites on Show & Tell

1930s Lefty Grove candy?

In Baseball > Show & Tell.
ChevGuy's items1 of 5What model of car is this?Who is this guy on a cane?
5
Love it
0
Like it

Vynil33rpmVynil33rpm loves this.
lisalisa loves this.
fortapachefortapache loves this.
blunderbuss2blunderbuss2 loves this.
kwqdkwqd loves this.
See 3 more
Add to collection

    Please create an account, or Log in here

    If you don't have an account, create one here.


    Create a Show & TellReport as inappropriate


    Posted 4 years ago

    ChevGuy
    (5 items)

    This was discovered in a scrapbook. It's a bit larger than a quarter, and no more than an eight of an inch thick. It's hard and very light. I'm thinking it was a hard candy, similar to those hard candy hearts. Anyone know what it is and who may have made it?

    Unsolved Mystery

    Help us close this case. Add your knowledge below.

    logo
    Baseball Memorabilia
    See all
    1948 LEAF #79 JACKIE ROBINSON RC DODGERS HOF PSA 4 A3346729-861
    1948 LEAF #79 JACKIE ROBINSON RC DO...
    $10,300
    2013 Topps Triple Threads Auto Relic Griffey Jr./Trout/Henderson/Jackson /3 WOW!
    2013 Topps Triple Threads Auto Reli...
    $1,200
    1935 Goudey 4-in-1 Set Break # 4A Babe Ruth LOW GRADE (filler) *GMCARDS*
    1935 Goudey 4-in-1 Set Break # 4A B...
    $305
    1971 Topps Baseball Roberto Clemente #630 PSA 8 PIRATES HOF NM-MT PSA SET BREAK
    1971 Topps Baseball Roberto Clement...
    $1,645
    logo
    1948 LEAF #79 JACKIE ROBINSON RC DODGERS HOF PSA 4 A3346729-861
    1948 LEAF #79 JACKIE ROBINSON RC DO...
    $10,300
    See all

    Comments

    1. ChevGuy, 4 years ago
      I appreciate all the info! This came out of a 1930s scrapbook so I'm 100% confident of the date. There was actually other period candy in there. Its amazing what people saved! The July 4th date was a Yankees v Boston game at Boston and the scrapbook is from Worcester area, so I think the person went to the game.
    2. Vynil33rpm Vynil33rpm, 4 years ago
      Are you sure it’s not made of wood ,,,, like a Mardi Gras wooden nickel
      Just a thought I don’t have the physical evidence
    3. ChevGuy, 4 years ago
      Oh definitely not wood. Not the right texture or look. The edges are actually worn like they were eaten away or degraded a bit over time.
    4. ChevGuy, 4 years ago
      Mine measures approx. 1.25" which I think is a bit larger than a modern Necco wafer and its probably 2-3x as thick as a Necco wafer, which was probably necessary to imprint the image on them.
    5. Vynil33rpm Vynil33rpm, 4 years ago
      It’s bubblegum posted a picture of some round Gum
    6. Vynil33rpm Vynil33rpm, 4 years ago
      It’s bubblegum posted a picture of some round Gum
    7. NutfieldHistory NutfieldHistory, 4 years ago
      I don't believe what you're looking at is actually gum. It sounds like the discs are cardboard, and just came packaged with some gum:

      "Round player portrait discs about the size of a silver dollar
      Black & White photos with printed ads on back
      Distributed with chewing gum in round tin containers"

      But those round things are still cool!

    Want to post a comment?

    Create an account or login in order to post a comment.