Wednesday, October 20, 2010

1948-49 Leaf

This set was the first color baseball cards of the post World War II era and consisted of 8 cub players. This is a difficult set to complete, mainly due to the fact thereare many short print cards (the term short print means those particular cards were produced in significantly less numbers then the other) also there is a variation on card 136 (long sleeve or short sleeve).

Cubs SP cards are
33 Peanuts Lowrey SP
48 Johnny Schmitz SP
160 Bob Scheffing SP
168 Phil Cavarretta SP

Cubs Variations cards are
136A Cliff Aberson Long sleeve
136B Cliff Aberson Short sleeve

Rookies cards are
125 Andy Pafko

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1948 Cub season

Team Record: 64-90, Finished 8th in National League
Attendance: 1,237,792 (5th of 8)
Team Accomplishes
1st in at bats 5352
1st in double plays 396
1st in hit by pitches 29
2cd in hits 1402

Team Home: Runs: 87
Team ERA: 4.00
Team Fielding: .972

Home Run Leader: Andy Pafko 26
RBI Leaders: Andy Pafko 101
Stolen Base Leader: Eddie Waitkus 11
Victories Leader: Johnny Schmitz 18
ERA Leader Starting: Johnny Schmitz 2.18
ERA Leader Relief: Bob Chipman 4

33-Peanuts Lowrey $600.00

48-Johnny Schmitz $600.00

57-Bob McCall $80.00

77-Roy Smalley $175.00

125-Pafko $175.00

136a-Cliff Aberson $85.00

136b-Cliff Aberson $85.00

160-Bob Scheffing $600.00

168-Phil Cavarretta $600.00