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.



2 comments:

BucksCountyFolkArt said...

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*

Tattered and Lost said...

What an incredible collection.