Series completion - 30/330
Duplicates - 0
Giants in this Pack - 1 (Davis)
Total Giants - 2
HOFers in this Pack - 4 (Rice, Feller, Frisch, Greenberg)
Total HOFers - 10
Favorite Card Front:
Great bullpen warmup shot. You see the lefty in full follow through and of course the card back states his nickname was Lefty. You have a couple of bullpen mates hanging in the background which is cool as well but what put this card over the top for me is the old school glove. How did they play with gloves like those. Fred’s card back states he was a fine fielder who had a stretch of 147 chances without an error over 6 season.
Favorite New Facts Learned:
Ripper Collins card back:
Here is a player that is too good to be someone I haven’t heard of. The card back shares his contributions to the Gas House Gang teams including 2 amazing years in 1934 and 1935. He also has a great nickname of Ripper. I need to get a book on the Gas House Gang and brush up, this is someone I should know more about.
Johnny Bassler card back:
Plate discipline and avoiding strike outs for a hitter are a lost art. Check out Johnny Bassler, he struck out only 81 times in his entire career. He played in 811 games, so once every 10 games. There are players today who strike out more than once per game. Interestingly enough, Bassler started his career in 1913 only to miss 6 years from 1915 - 1920 to return as an All-Star caliber player and MVP candidate.
Al Wingo card back:
I would have never imagined a player could have the lowest batting average in a team’s outfield while hitting .370!