Tuesday, March 1, 2016

Card Show Vintage...Take Four

As I said before, when I pull cheap vintage out of dealers' boxes I'm usually just picking cards of players I liked or cards that catch my eye. Like these. I saw a lot of the Giants at Shea because my best friend and his father were fans. Since I was going to be there anyway and the 'big guns' had plenty of support I picked Jim Ray Hart as a guy to root for. Love the MacGregor glove with the 'crown' logo on the wrist strap.

I bought two Lindy McDaniel cards, his '67 and '66 Topps. I already had a '66 McDaniel card but I may decide at some point to chase this set so a second one, a very cheap one, may come in handy. I collect his cards and you can read about my McDaniel fixation right here.

Cool that he's a Rawlings guy. In fact that glove looks a LOT like my Rawlings Wally Bunker. That's the exact same webbing.

I think this '66 Pitching Leaders card was a dime. It's brutal but any card with Koufax, Drysdale and a guy wearing that amazing Braves' cap is certainly worth a dime.

I scanned the back, too. I used to read the names and numbers on these leaders cards constantly. Note that there were seven 20-game winners in the NL in 1965. Seven! The NL might not have that many in the next decade! I know it's now totally un-hip, almost blasphemy to even mention games won by a pitcher. But in my day W/L was a pitchers claim to fame.

The only thing cooler than these lists were the team cards that gave the pitchers records against every other team. Those were awesome.

Now get off my lawn, dammit!


  1. You mentioned wins by a pitcher, how about the complete game? Tony Cloninger had 16 in 1965 and he was no Sandy Koufax, who had 27! In 2015 Tony's team, the Braves, had a grand total of 3. I always was attracted to Giants green in those mid-sixties cards. My team had butterscotch pudding for their color. MMMM, pudding...

  2. Even if I already had 10 of those '65 pitching leaders cards, I would jump on that card for a dime every day of the week.

    1. BTW, it's great to read apost from a guy who appreciates and points out the gloves to us.

  3. "Cheap Vintage" is the phrase of the year/decade.

    I don't often look at the gloves, thanks for pointing these out.

    ...And every now and then I look at the Giants cap logo from the time and remember that it was different from what they now wear (the older one is wider and has a serif on the F's shorter "crossbar").