Duplicates - 1
Giants in this Pack - 3
Total Giants - 6
HOFers in this Pack - 3 (Griffith, Hubbell, Lindstrom)
Total HOFers - 22
Favorite Card Front:
I am not 100% certain what resulting in me liking this card front so much but I am thinking it has to be the uniform. Check out the size of that upturned collar and the style of the hat. You can see most of the huge letters spelling out CUBS across his chest. This just screams early 1900s baseball. The banner across the top reminds us that Heinie was a Triple Crown winner. Did you know that the title was stripped away and then returned to him after some stat crunching? Also Heinie was banned for baseball for allegedly enticing his teammates to fix games.
Hooks Wiltse card back:
This card celebrates Wiltse’s no hitter for the Giants on 7/4/1908. What I learned was how close he was to pitching a perfect game. He hit the 27th batter after a controversial call by the umpire. Last year we heard a lot about Matt Cain’s first perfect game in Giants history, to think a bad call by an umpire (who would later admit it was a bad call) erased a possible perfecto over 100 years ago.
Clark Griffith card back:
I have heard of Clark Griffith’s run as owner of the Washington Senators and I believe I recall that he played baseball prior to becoming an owner. I had no idea he won 20 games 7 times and had 240 career wins. Based on the card back, it appears he pitched in 2 games when he owned the club as well.
Charlie Berry card back:
Reading through Berry’s card back was all new to me as I didn’t recall ever hearing about him. The most impressive thing to me was that he not only survived a collision at home plate with Babe Ruth but he ended up sending the Bambino off the field on a stretcher and to the airport. He was obviously multitalented as well with a career in pro baseball, football and as an NFL head linesman.