At left, figures from Boston (tan), Detroit
(front), and unidentified (red diamond)
team sets, glued onto wooden backings.
The backings, wooden bases, and labels
featured on examples such as these,
seen occasionally before the discovery
of the uncut Amusement sheet, fueled
frequent speculation that the figures
were game pieces, but even prior to the
evidence provided by Amusement,
it was obvious at a glance that these
were alterations made at some point in
the last hundred years or so -- probably
quite recently, relatively speaking -- and
were not original to the paper figures.