1894 Mayo Cut Plug Football Cards

The 1894 Mayo Cut Plug set was the first trading card set to include only football cards. There are 35 cards in the set, picturing players from Princeton, Yale, and Harvard. See my blog for a description of the 1894 Mayo Cut Plug cards. A big thanks to Goodwin and Co. Auctions for providing scans of the cards.

Image Set # Card Title/Players Pro Team Position College Honors Notes Grades available at Nearmint Sports Cards
1894 Mayo Cut Plug Robert Acton 1894 Mayo Cut Plug 1 Robert Acton Harvard Acton died from an overdose of morphine at 35 years old.
1894 Mayo Cut Plug George Adee 1894 Mayo Cut Plug 2 George Adee Yale Adee is a member of the International Tennis Hall of Fame.
1894 Mayo Cut Plug Richard Armstrong 1894 Mayo Cut Plug 3 Richard Armstrong Yale Armstrong was captain of the 1895 Yale crew.
1894 Mayo Cut Plug H.W. Barnett 1894 Mayo Cut Plug 4 H.W. Barnett Princeton
1894 Mayo Cut Plug A.M. Beale 1894 Mayo Cut Plug 5 A.M. Beale Harvard
1894 Mayo Cut Plug Anson Beard 1894 Mayo Cut Plug 6 Anson Beard Yale
1894 Mayo Cut Plug Charles Brewer 1894 Mayo Cut Plug 7 Charles Brewer fullback Harvard College Hall of Fame 1971
1894 Mayo Cut Plug H.D. Brown 1894 Mayo Cut Plug 8 H.D. Brown Princeton
1894 Mayo Cut Plug Burt 1894 Mayo Cut Plug 9 Burt Princeton
1894 Mayo Cut Plug Frank Butterworth 1894 Mayo Cut Plug 10 Frank Butterworth Yale
1894 Mayo Cut Plug Eddie Crowdis 1894 Mayo Cut Plug 11 Eddie Crowdis Princeton
1894 Mayo Cut Plug John Dunlop 1894 Mayo Cut Plug 12 John Dunlop Harvard This is also known as the "anonymous" card, because Dunlop's name is not on it. It is the rarest card in the set: only about 10 are known to exist.
1894 Mayo Cut Plug Robert Emmons 1894 Mayo Cut Plug 13 Robert Emmons Harvard
1894 Mayo Cut Plug M.G. Gonterman 1894 Mayo Cut Plug 14 M.G. Gonterman Harvard Error card

Name misspelled "Gouterman."
1894 Mayo Cut Plug George Gray 1894 Mayo Cut Plug 15 George Gray Harvard Error card

Name misspelled "Grey."
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1894 Mayo Cut Plug John Greenway 1894 Mayo Cut Plug 16 John Greenway Yale
1894 Mayo Cut Plug William Hickok 1894 Mayo Cut Plug 17 William Hickok guard Yale College Hall of Fame 1971
1894 Mayo Cut Plug Frank Hinkey 1894 Mayo Cut Plug 18 Frank Hinkey end Yale College Hall of Fame 1951
1894 Mayo Cut Plug Augustus Holly 1894 Mayo Cut Plug 19 Augustus Holly Princeton
1894 Mayo Cut Plug Langdon Lea 1894 Mayo Cut Plug 20 Langdon Lea tackle, end Princeton College Hall of Fame 1964
1894 Mayo Cut Plug William Mackie 1894 Mayo Cut Plug 21 William Mackie Harvard
1894 Mayo Cut Plug Tom Manahan 1894 Mayo Cut Plug 22 Tom Manahan Harvard PSA 1.5
1894 Mayo Cut Plug Jim McCrea 1894 Mayo Cut Plug 23 Jim McCrea Yale
1894 Mayo Cut Plug Frank Morse 1894 Mayo Cut Plug 24 Frank Morse Princeton
1894 Mayo Cut Plug Fred Murphy 1894 Mayo Cut Plug 25 Fred Murphy Yale
1894 Mayo Cut Plug Neilson Poe 1894 Mayo Cut Plug 26 Neilson Poe Princeton Poe was Edgar Allan Poe's cousin.
1894 Mayo Cut Plug Dudley Riggs 1894 Mayo Cut Plug 27 Dudley Riggs Princeton
1894 Mayo Cut Plug Phillip Stillman 1894 Mayo Cut Plug 28 Phillip Stillman Yale
1894 Mayo Cut Plug Knox Taylor 1894 Mayo Cut Plug 29 Knox Taylor Princeton
1894 Mayo Cut Plug Brinck Thorne 1894 Mayo Cut Plug 30 Brinck Thorne halfback Yale College Hall of Fame 1970
1894 Mayo Cut Plug Thomas Trenchard 1894 Mayo Cut Plug 31 Thomas Trenchard Princeton
1894 Mayo Cut Plug William Ward 1894 Mayo Cut Plug 32 William Ward Princeton
1894 Mayo Cut Plug Bert Waters 1894 Mayo Cut Plug 33 Bert Waters Harvard
1894 Mayo Cut Plug Arthur Wheeler 1894 Mayo Cut Plug 34 Arthur Wheeler guard Princeton College Hall of Fame 1969
1894 Mayo Cut Plug Edgar Wrightington 1894 Mayo Cut Plug 35 Edgar Wrightington Harvard