Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Conlon Collection Series 2 Box Break - Pack 4

Time to get back to this awesome box.

Pack 4

This pack initially got me pretty excited as there was a card in the middle of the pack that was backwards.  I thought I had lucked into an auto.  However, it turned out to be an extra card in the pack and a duplicate of Bucky Walters.  The 2 Walters cards were stuck together and got a little damage as I was pulling them apart.




Series completion - 60/330
Duplicates - 1
Giants in this Pack - 0
Total Giants - 3
HOFers in this Pack - 3 (Lombardi, R. Ferrell, Haines)
Total HOFers - 19

Favorite Card Front:
Loving the uniform on this card.  The white hat looks slick.  The socks are amazing, I am a fan of the socks showing much better than the typical player now who has their pants legs down to their shoes.  He even has a gap between his socks and pants which you would never see in the more modern times.  The cool “P” old style script for the Phillies is nice as well.  Great swing follow through and an overall sweet card. 


Favorite New Facts Learned:
Wes Ferrell card back:


This card celebrates Wes’ no-hitter in 1931.  I have heard of Wes due in part to his brother, HOF C Rick Ferrell and seeing his name on no-hitter lists.  What I learned was that he had a sweet day at the plate during his no-no and that his brother almost broke it up. That would have made for an interesting holiday discussion over Christmas dinner!


Jesse Haines card back:

Outside of seeing Haines on HOF listings, I didn’t know anything about him.  He was elected to the HOF before I was born and played in the 20s and 30s.  Based on this card back, it appears he was a darn good pitcher and definitely earned the HOF honors.  He had a few 20-win seasons, pitched a no-hitter, won over 200 games and had World Series success.  It was fun to learn more about this baseball immortal. 

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