The very serious looking Jake Early toiled behind the plate for nine seasons between 1939 and 1949, all but one with the Senators. He hit only .241 for his career but he did make the 1943 AL All Star team as the starting backstop and scored a run and had a sacrifice in the AL's 5-3 win.
Early played, coached and managed in the minors into the early 1960s and actually got some playing time as player/manager in 1960 giving him a span of 24 years between his first and last pro at bats. His defensive stats point to a lack of skills behind the plate but he did have a powerful arm. In fact he once picked Ted Williams off base twice in the same game. The second of those came in the ninth inning with Williams getting nabbed off third with one out and representing the tying run! The Nats won that game 1-0.
While both of these cards have flaws (the Kolloway has a pin hole and the Early has creases and some staining) I am glad to add them to my collection, particularly at an average price of $3.