Tuesday, September 28, 2010

1961 Post This was the first major set issued by Post.

The Post Cereal company decided to jump in with both feet and release a full set of "baseball star cards" This was the first major set issued by Post. on the back of such fine products as Alpha-Bits, Post Toasties, and Grape-Nuts. The cards were available on thick cardbox stock, panel sizes from cereal boxes Well-cut individual cards cards measure about 3-1/2" x 2-1/2". All cards are numbered in the upper-left corner. Card fronts have full-color portrait photos of the player, along with biographical information and 1960 and career statistics. Backs are blank.
The cubs team checklist:
191 Ernie Banks $15.00
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192 Richie Ashburn $5.00
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193 Frank Thomas $50.00
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194 Don Cardwell $5.00
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195 George Altman $5.00
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196 Ron Santo $15.00
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197 Glen Hobbie $5.00
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198 Sam Taylor $5.00
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199 Jerry Kindall $5.00
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200 Don Elston $5.00
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Thursday, September 23, 2010

Cubs Hall of Famers true rookie cards

Classification of early baseball card sets is based on the categories found in the American Card Catalog (ACC). Although the scope of the ACC includes a wide range of cards featuring non-baseball subjects, the following categories are limited to only those that include baseball card sets.

B "Blankets" and cloth-like cards
C Canadian tobacco (Imperial Tobacco, C46, is the only baseball set)
D Bakery sets.
E Early gum and candy cards; "E" cards fall primarily into two time periods: 1909-1915 (designated here as Group "E1") and 1920-1927 (Group "E2")
F "Food" cards. Includes cards used to promote a wide range of foods ranging from breakfast cereals to ice cream
H Clothing and sporting goods manufacturers and retailers
M Inserts and promotions for magazines and newspapers
N Nineteenth century cards
P Pins (includes PD "bakery button inserts;" PE "button inserts with early candy or gum;" PM "miscellaneous inserts" as defined in the Sports Collectors Bible; PR "button inserts with recent candy and gum;" and PX "other novelties of plastic, metal, etc.")
PC Postcards
R Candy, gum and some other cards of the 1930's and 1940's (beginning in 1928; generally, these are a continuation of the "E2" cards)
S Stamps and "silks"
T 20th century tobacco cards; a one digit number, such as T3, indicates an oversized premium or cabinet card. The baseball tobacco card era spanned a seven year period--from 1909 to 1915. One set from 1919 (Coupon Cigarettes T213-3) and several 1950s Redman tobacco sets (T232-T235) are also listed in the ACC as baseball "T" cards.
V Canadian candy and gum cards. Roughly, the Canadian equivalent of some of the American "E" and "R" cards
W Miscellaneous section (mostly, whatever doesn't fit above). "W" cards include anonymous issues, cards from games, strip cards, and a long series of sets produced by the Exhibit Supply Company of Chicago.
WG Game Cards

Pete Alexander--1918-1926 Rookie Card 1911 M101-2 Sporting News
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Cap Anson--1876-1897 Rookie Card 1887-90 N172 Old Judge
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Ernie Banks--1953-1971 Rookie Card 1954 Topps
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Lou Brock 1961-1964--Rookie Card 1962 Topps
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Mordecai Brown 1904-1912, 1916--Rookie Card 1904 W600 Sporting Life
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Frank Chance 1898-1912--Rookie Card 1899-00 M101-1 Sporting News
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John Clarkson 1884-1887--Rookie Card 1887-90 N172 Old Judge
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Kiki Cuyler 1928-1935--Rookie Card 1924 M114 Baseball Magazine
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Hugh Duffy 1888-1889--Rookie Card 1887-90 N172 Old Judge
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Johnny Evers 1902-1913--Rookie Card 1903 W600 Sporting Life
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Clark Griffith 1893-1900--Rookie Card 1887-90 N172 Old Judge
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Gabby Hartnett 1922-1940--Rookie Card 1922 W573
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Billy Herman 1931-1941--Rookie Card 1932 Chicago Team Issue
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Fergie Jenkins 1966-1973, 1982-1983--Rookie Card 1966 Topps
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King Kelly 1880-1886--Rookie Card 1879-80 N.Y. Clipper Woodcuts
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Ryne Sandberg 1982-1997--Rookie Card 1980 TCMA Reading
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Joe Tinker 1902-1912, 1916--Rookie Card 1903 W600 Sporting Life
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Billy Williams 1959-1974--Rookie Card 1961 Topps #141
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Hack Wilson 1926-1931--Rookie Card 1925 W504 Universal Toy
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Tuesday, September 21, 2010

1962 Topps

The 1962 Topps baseball card set features 598 cards with a distinctive wood-grain frame. These standard size cards measure 2½" by 3½". The subsets for the 1962 Topps baseball cards are as follows:
league leaders (51-60)
Babe Ruth series (135-144)
World Series highlights (232-237)
In Action shots (311-319)
All-Stars (466-475) The All-Star selections provided by Sport Magazine
Rookie Prospects (591-598)

The set's entire second series (the 87 cards numbered 110 through 196) comes in two different variations, the regular issue and the tougher "green tint" version and a blue-sky background version

second series cub players:
119 Danny Murphy
170 Ron Santo
191 Jim Brewer

first printed and distributed without the proper amount of ink for the photographs; the result has been known ever since as the "Green Tint" series, for the sky and dirt in the backgrounds of some cards are decidedly green, rather than blue or brown. All the photos were somewhat out of focus

The entire series was re-printed and re-distributed, with the photo inks in proper proportion. All remaining photos were re-cropped for the re-printing (e.g., some photos were moved a bit to one side, and others moved up or down), thus giving every card in the series an error card.

Within the last series (523-598) there are 43 cards which were printed in lesser quantities; these are marked SP in the checklist below.

Key Rookies:
387 Lou Brock
461 Ken Hubbs

Other Rookies:
66 Cuno Barragan
89 Barney Schultz
309 Moe Morhardt

Short Prints:
546 Moe Thacker SP
552 Chicago Cubs Team SP
557 Bob Anderson SP
585 Glen Hobbie SP

Error cards:
66 Cuno Barragan UER: Name misspelled "Barragon"
458a Bob Buhl- VAR: M on cap
458b Bob Buhl - VAR: plain cap

25 Ernie Banks $75.00
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47 Bob Will $6.00
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66 Cuno Barragan $6.00
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89 RC Barney Schultz $6.00
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119 Danny Murphy $6.00
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170 Ron Santo $25.00
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170 Green tint
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191 Jim Brewer $6.00
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191 Green tint
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240 George Altman $6.00
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264 Dick Ellsworth $10.00
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274 Sammy Taylor $6.00
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288 Billy Williams $25.00
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309 RC Moe Morhardt $6.00
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359 Bobby Locker $6.00
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372 Jack Curtis $8.00
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387 RC Lou Brock $150.00
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446 Don Elston $8.00
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458a Bob Buhl VAR: M on cap $20.00
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458b Bob Buhl VAR: plain cap $60.00
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461 RC Ken Hubbs $30.00
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477 Andre Rodgers $15.00
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495 Don Cardwell $15.00
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546 Moe Thacker SP $30.00
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552 Chicago Cubs Team SP $60.00
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557 Bob Anderson SP $30.00
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585 Glen Hobbie SP $30.00
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Cubs team stats for 1962

Team Record:59-103, Finished 9th in National League

Attendance:609,802 (10th of 10)

Team Accomplishes
1st in stolden bases 50
1st in walks 80
3rd in triples 8

Team Home Runs:126 8th NL
Team ERA:4.54 9th NL
Team Fielding:.997 4th NL

Home Run Leaders:Ernie Banks 37
RBI Leaders:Ernie Banks 104
Stolen Base Leader:George Altman 19
Victories Leader:Bob Buhl 12
ERA Leader:Don Elston 2.44