Fun and Cool Cards I Have on Display

by Vvvergeer - 34 cards (Last updated on Nov. 13, 2017)

1. 1912 Hassan Triple Folders T202 #NNO Evers Makes a Safe Slide (Jimmy Archer / Ed Reulbach)

Suddenly became obsessed with the triple folders. Then found a card with the only guy who's thrown two shutouts in one day and a guy who gained arm strength when he fell into a vat of boiling sap at 19, with Evers in the middle? All Cubs? Had to have it. 4/24/16.

2. 1912 Brown Backgrounds T207 #NNO Harry McIntire

10/27/17 - Oh, it's on. I'm officially going for the T207 Cubs set. Three down, once I move Frank Schulte from the Merkle collection.

3. 1912 Brown Backgrounds T207 #NNO Ed Lennox

10/13/17 -- My first official card toward my new long-term goal. My daughter likes the T207s and wants me to get the Cubs team set and put them on a velvet, "creepy" display on a large C. I like it! But it will take awhile.
In the meantime, running out of space on the shelf.
This one is an SGC 20/1.5.

4. 1927 Exhibits W461 #12 Cliff Heathcote

My only card from the 20s. Need to find a Max Flack, whom Heathcote was traded for between games of a double header. Both players played for both teams that day.

5. 1933 Goudey #67 Guy Bush

176 game winner who actually walked more than he struck out. Gave up Babe Ruth's last home run. Continuing my desire for vintage and expansion beyond Topps. 4/24/16

6. 1939 Play Ball #6a Leo Durocher

Read "Nice Guys Finish Last" and knew I needed a Durocher from his playing days. Stalked this on eBay for months, realizing that I didn't care enough to invest in a 1933 or 1934 Goudey. Was close to pulling the trigger for $40, when I found a perfectly decent one for $25 at my local shop.
I'm really enjoying buying non-Topps stuff.

7. 1948-49 Leaf #125 Andy Pafko

11/13/17. And with this card, I now have at least one card from every decade of the 20th and 21st centuries -- a stupid little goal I set for myself about a year ago. You wouldn't think the 1940s would be the last decade I'd add, but it was. Pafko was the left fielder for the Shot Heard Round the World. And, of course, the famous card #1 of the 1952 Topps set.

8. 1951 Topps Red Backs #1 Yogi Berra

Bought this whole set at a real live auction. I know it's not popular, but I'm still proud to have the set. So many hall of famers. And it's 64 years old!

9. 1951 Topps Red Backs #22 Bob Feller

Two from the set just look good together.

10. 1952 Topps #26 Monte Irvin

A 50th birthday present. This was on my list of "other cool cards." Basically, I never expected this one because it wasn't one of my priority cards. Only a couple of months ago, i just wanted to get a second 1952 card. Now I have a NM '52 Hall of Famer. I'm glad I have the "secondary" list.



Jan. 20, 2015 - 7:53PM

Nice list Vvvergeer. The tobacco cards are pretty cool. Those cards put into perspective just how long the game of baseball has been around, as well as how much the card industry has evolved. For better or worse. I also have to get some Mays, Banks, and Aaron cards. I like the '73 Aaron for starters.

Jan. 20, 2015 - 8:41PM

I love the language on the back of the tobacco cards. Read the descriptions.

I'm spoiled, it's true, but I'm a bit annoyed that my oldest Aaron is 1972. He was a star of the 50s and 60s. Must remedy....So many cards, so little budget.

Jan. 22, 2015 - 5:05PM

Very nice collection. Brought back a lot of memories. Love the Berra. I own only one tobacco card, bought it just to have one. You think about the years they went through and still survive. Amazing

Jan. 22, 2015 - 8:50PM

That was my original thinking on the tobacco cards. I just wanted one, any one. Then I thought it should be a Cub. Then I thought I needed Tinker and Evers and Chance. That took me awhile. Now I want a Fred Merkle. And I'd say that would be the end, but maybe it won't be.

Jan. 24, 2015 - 3:05AM

Great list. Your love of cards is similar to mine - the 70s and older are so much more interesting because they were about the player. I only have 5 of these cards in your list but I could make one of similar vintage cards that I treasure the most in my collection. By the way, my display case is mostly Nolan Ryan cards and things.

Apr. 26, 2016 - 10:57AM

Very nice collection you have there, love the vintage and your write ups on the cards.

Apr. 26, 2016 - 8:27PM

Thanks. Looks like you've got some nice vintage Bowman baseball. I really need a card or two from the 40s.

Mar. 11, 2017 - 12:59PM

Oh man, you got a Hassan triple fold.  I really love those.  Just wish I had one myself.  I can see in my mind's eye that your collection would make for one cool display.  I got to get a display case of my own going soon. 

May. 18, 2017 - 3:39PM

Frank Sullivan, huh? Good thing you don't have a best friend named Mickey Mantle! 

Oct. 15, 2017 - 1:20AM

Keep us up to date on your T207 progress. Ten Cubs, two are HOFers.  I hope you get King Cole next, just because I enjoyed his write-up on the back in the site scan.

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