Wednesday, May 8, 2013

National Treasure

With my second pickup from 2012 Panini National Treasures, comes this card:

This card is numbered to only 25, and features Detroit's two most feared hitters in the 30's. This card highlights both Greenberg and Gehringer leading the American League in 1934 with 63 doubles and 50 doubles, respectively.

This card cost me $50, a price I am pretty happy with. It's pretty much the only premium card from the set I would be able to afford at a decent price, at least for now. Many of the cards have superstars attached to some incredible piece of memorabilia, be it a jersey, patch or even glove in this triple including Jimmie Foxx and Mel Ott.

Who knows, if that stays reasonable I might snag that one as well, I don't own a glove card outside of this cool 2003 Joe Borchard card that isn't on eBay. Too lazy to scan it.

My best steal??

It's been a while since I have updated the blog, been busy at work!

I wanted to share with you all a steal of a steal that I got last month off of eBay. I won the above card for $0.99, PLUS shipping.

This is a 1946-49 Sports Exchange All Stars variation. I love this photo, and love this card.  I also have this card with the biographical information not filled out.  Seeing the biographical information on the card is amusing.

The information includes Hank's place of birth (New York, NY) height (6'4'') weight (215) nationality (Jewish) (lol) service (US Army) bats (right) throws (right) eye color (brown) hair color (brown) and who he is married to (Caral Gimbel).

The simple fact that they would include who he is married to is bizarre to say the least, and Sports Exchange shows their cultural ignorance by including Hank's nationality being Jewish. He was born in Greenwich Village, NY, not Tel Aviv, Israel.

Oh well. It's the 40's.