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swish54_99

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That 65 is GORGEOUS! Mays was my dads favorite player growing up in the 50s/60s. He used to have all of his cards as a kid. His parents basement flooded and all gone except for the couple that he had thumb tacked in his room. He has since given them to me. Something I’ll never get rid of.


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dano7

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Aug 7, 2008
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Roanoke, VA
Up to 130 on the Diamond Stars, with my first card that is autographed!

1935 Diamond Stars Willis Hudlin Auto PSA/DNA 12/27/19 green back
1935 Diamond Stars Bill Delancey 12/27/19 blue back
1935 Diamond Stars Irving Burns 12/27/19 green back





 

gracecollector

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Aug 7, 2008
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Lake in the Hills, IL
Very happy to find the last two color tints I needed, red and brown, to finish the rainbow of 1934 Batter Up cards for my Rabbit Maranville under $50 PC. These cards sold for a penny and included a stick of gum, during the middle of the Great Depression. Very innovative to have stand up base designs and the six color tints. Tints are (top row) Black, Blue, Purple (bottom row) Brown, Green, Red.

 
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gracecollector

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I wonder why the facsimile autograph for Mays is so different between his 1954 Bowman and 1954 Topps cards. Weird there is no "S" at the end of Mays on the Bowman, and the "W" is so different. Topps usually used the signatures from the card contracts they had players sign.

 

dano7

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#131-133 of the Diamond Stars set:

1934 Chick Hafey SGC 30 geen back

1936 Pepper Martin blue back

1936 Joe Kuhel blue back





 

dano7

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I also picked up a couple of the 1912 Hassan Triple Fold cards. I think that this brings me to 46, but I am NOT going after the set!!!!

McConnell Caught with Needham & Richie

Cree Rolls Home with Hummel & Daubert







 

gracecollector

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Lake in the Hills, IL
Very low grade example, but a next to impossible card to find. 1923 E123 Curtis Ireland Candy Co. A super scarce regional issue distributed only in St. Louis MO. Cards were issued in 5 cent candy bars. The back gives details on a contest where cards could be sent in to win baseballs. 180 players in the set make it one of the largest E card issues. Not an issue you see every day, and NM cards go in the thousands, VGs for hundreds. This one cost me $85, which I figure is not bad for a HOFer. I'd never shell out the money it would take to get a nice condition one.

Anyone have an E123 in their collection?

 
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dano7

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Nice addition on the E123. I don't have any. After reading the back of the card, I wonder if any of the cancelled ones ever show up.
 

gracecollector

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Nice addition on the E123. I don't have any. After reading the back of the card, I wonder if any of the cancelled ones ever show up.
I was reading about them on Net54 forum and some other places. No one had a canceled example. The contest stated that if you included a 2 cent stamp with the cards you submitted to the contest, they would be returned with a cancelled stamp or punch so they couldn't be used again. It being during the depression, and cards not really collected much, many people may not have included the stamp. It certainly is an interesting issue.

Oh for the days of 5 cent candy bars and 2 cent stamps!

 

dano7

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#134 for my Diamond Stars set ( 1935 Irving Burns blue back) and a 1921-30 Major League Die-Cuts card of Urban Shocker. Saw and thought it would be a nice addition to my Yankees collection and have me 100 year old card, next year!





 

gracecollector

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Lake in the Hills, IL
#134 for my Diamond Stars set ( 1935 Irving Burns blue back) and a 1921-30 Major League Die-Cuts card of Urban Shocker. Saw and thought it would be a nice addition to my Yankees collection and have me 100 year old card, next year![/URL]

Alas, you're going to have to wait until 2025 to make that claim. Shocker played for the Yankees from 1925-1928 during the Twenties, so the MLB Die-Cuts wouldn't have been issued until then. I remember trying to narrow down when my Maranville would have been issued (29 or 30).

 

dano7

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Alas, you're going to have to wait until 2025 to make that claim. Shocker played for the Yankees from 1925-1928 during the Twenties, so the MLB Die-Cuts wouldn't have been issued until then. I remember trying to narrow down when my Maranville would have been issued (29 or 30).

Oh well. Covered for this year and next with my 8 1919-21 W514's.
 

gracecollector

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#135 for my Diamond Stars set, a 1935 blue back Lou Chiozza.

Can honestly say I've never heard of or read about this guy before. I'm off to baseball-reference.com to look him up. Nice looking card.

EDIT: Okay, I learned two interesting facts about Chiozza. He was the first batter in the first ever MLB night game. He also was responsible for Babe Ruth hanging up his spikes - as Lou hit what would of normally been a double but the Babe was so slow getting to the ball that Lou almost had an inside the park homer and it was at that moment Babe realized he was done, folded his glove and walked off the field for the last time.
 
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dano7

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Can honestly say I've never heard of or read about this guy before. I'm off to baseball-reference.com to look him up. Nice looking card.

EDIT: Okay, I learned two interesting facts about Chiozza. He was the first batter in the first ever MLB night game. He also was responsible for Babe Ruth hanging up his spikes - as Lou hit what would of normally been a double but the Babe was so slow getting to the ball that Lou almost had an inside the park homer and it was at that moment Babe realized he was done, folded his glove and walked off the field for the last time.
Nice background work!!!!
 

dano7

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Roanoke, VA
Probably my last T202 for a while, as I need to concentrate on the Diamond Stars.
Wheat Strikes Out with William Dahlen & Zach Wheat



 

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