Monday, January 7, 2013

Rarest oddball card of the month Cubs style

Oddballs are the catch-all name for a group of baseball cards that includes those issued from food manufacturers to retailers.

Chance began his career in 1898 with the Chicago Cubs and played through 1912. This "Frank Chance Day" pinback button commemorates a ceremony held in his honor at Comiskey Park on May 17, 1913. After his 15-year association with the National League's Cubs, Chance took over as manager of the New York Yankees in (1913-14) .
Chance returned to his native California, and was named manager of the Los Angeles Angels of the Pacific Coast League in 1916. Chance won the league championship in 1916. He resigned with the Angels for the 1917 season and was also granted a part ownership in the Angels from the majority owner, John F. Powers. Powers and Chance remained good friends for the rest of his life. He resigned during the 1917 season due to his declining health

Produced over a 28 year span from 1911-38 by the Collins-McCarthy Company, the Zee-Nut sets depict players from the Pacific Coast League in black and white and sepia-toned photos.

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