4.12.2014

1923 E137 Zeenut
Claude Rohwer

Claude Rohwer was a career minor leaguer having played in San Francisco, Charleston and Sacramento. He was the younger brother of Ray Rohwer, who played in parts of two seasons with the Pittsburgh Pirates.

While the back of this card is blank, a previous owner left me a few notes: It reads: "Claude, 3B-SS-OF, not in ML."

Claude Rohwer in a nutshell. His entire career summed up in only a few words.

While his playing career might seem to be unremarkable, he was good enough to play in the old Pacific Coast League. Many at the time considered it to be the third major league.

And as a player in the PCL he would be immortalized on this beauty of a poor old baseball card.

These cards were produced from 1911-38 and found in boxes of Zeenut and Ruf-Neks candies. They came with coupons attached to the bottom of each card. The coupons were usually removed and exchanged for premiums. Cards with coupons add significant value to a card. While not unheard of, cards with coupons are rare.

Coupon or not, this Zeenut has become a valued part of my poor old baseball card collection.

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