Fun and Cool Cards I Have on Display

by Vvvergeer - 33 cards (Last updated on Aug. 27, 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. 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

3. 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!

4. 1951 Topps Red Backs #22 Bob Feller


Two from the set just look good together.

5. 1959 Topps #163 Sandy Koufax


Graded a SGC 4. I've left it in its prison. Someday I'll crack it out though.

6. 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.

7. 1960 Topps #73 Bob Gibson


Tied for my favorite pitcher from 1973-1994.

8. 1960 Topps #280 Frank Sullivan


Shares my best friend's name. So now I own all the Topps Frank Sullivan cards. And I gave one to Frank.

9. 1961 Topps #300 Mickey Mantle


Even though it's got a hairline crease, I'm still amazed I own this card. My only Mantle. For now...eventually added a 1969, but this is still on display.

10. 1962 Topps #387 Lou Brock


My favorite player 1973-1994. The most I'd ever spent on a card when I bought it.

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Comments

Jan. 20, 2015 - 7:53PM
Joeyd011

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
Vvvergeer

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
NJDevils

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
Vvvergeer

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
sandyrusty

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
avsbruins65

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

Apr. 26, 2016 - 8:27PM
Vvvergeer

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
CollectingAfterDeath

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
Sportzcommish

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



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