Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Baseball cards

No, I do not own the legendary Honus Wagner card. I took this picture at the exhibit of Jefferson Burdick's legendary collection at the Metropolitan Museum this summer -- it's still up, through Dec. 1, and well worth the visit.

Here's Dan Barry's excellent (and humorous) take on the collection.

I thought the playoff season would be a good time to post some of the cards.

Hassan Triple Folders, Cigarette Issue, 1912

Domino Discs, Sweet Caporal Cigarettes, 1909-1912

Philadelphia Caramels, 1910

Cracker Jack Issue, c 1914-15

Christy Mathewson

Ty Cobb

Ed Sweeney

World Champions Philadelphia Athletics, Thomas Cullivan Tobacco Issue, 1910.


  1. Don't know much about baseball players, but after seeing some of them, would have been nice to have a known a few! *wink* *wink*