Wednesday, January 31, 2018

Putting a bow on TCMA

My Fred Hutchinson 'sample card' from the 1979 TCMA Stars of the 50s set arrived this week. It follows the same pattern as the other sample card used by TCMA, Vic Wertz.

The front is identical to the regular card while the back lacks any stats or bio. And the card number, in this case it would be #138, is missing.

That finished off the checklists for my Michael Aronstein produced sets. But I was surprised when Tuesday's mail brought another 'extra' that I'll gladly slide into the binder. It's a three card set of proof cards of #232 Giants righty Al Corwin. These came courtesy of a generous Houston area friend/reader. 

All three have the regular back but all are mis-cut and have a ragged right edge. I don't normally go after these sorts of variations but this is a nice 'add on'.

As I was flipping through the binder I came across this wonderful Charlie Dressen which is #56 in the set. I don't know why I haven't posted it in previous looks at this set. The Dodger manager sits on a folding stool with what I believe is a 1950 Oldsmobile in the background. It's not Jim Brown's Caddy but it's still cool.


  1. Totally off topic, but... Is that a new blog header? Some mighty fine cards in it.

    1. incredible graphics skills come to the fore. (insert eye-roll emoji here)

  2. That Charlie Dressen card almost makes me want to start a "Sports cards with cars in the background" collection. Just a nice card. Congrats on putting TCMA to bed.