Archive | February, 2014

T206 Sweet Caporal REBEL OAKES Cincinnati

1910 T206 Rebel Oakes tobacco card

Look at the fun outfielder Rebel Oakes is having on his T206 card. Now this is a ballplayer playing the game for fun. He’s so delighted to have caught the ball. Probably because that year with Cincinnati, he was second in the league for errors committed by an outfielder with 18. (Bob Bescher of Cincinnati […]

1909 E95 Philadelphia Caramel Ty Cobb

1909 E95 when cards were printed on cardboard

What a beautiful card this Honus Wagner 1090 E95 is. The photo/illustration depicts Wagner with a dirty uniform. The card is dirty. The view of his grip on the bat gives you a real feel for how he handled the bat. The bright colors painted onto the card. Then you have Ty Cobb’s extremely beat […]

Scribble correction for team name on Harmon Killebrew 1961 Topps

Correcting the team on a baseball card

In 1961 the Washington Senators moved Minnesota and became the Twins. Their star player Harmon Killebrew’s 1961 Topps card shows him with the Minnesota Twins. An astute fan corrected the card by scratching out the Senators name and hand-writing Twins onto the face of the card. There. Much better. NOW this card is correct. (even […]

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