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Friday, August 21, 2009

Callahan Hall of Fame

I haven't forgotten you guys want to see old cards, the poll results are right over there ---> I'm writing this up quick before work though so you all have something to amuse you on a Friday. When you think about Hall of Fame cards, the first thing that comes to mind is probably those Yellow postcards with the Player's Hall Plaque on them, right? Well these are what they had before them...

This is a 1950 Callahan card of Matty. The cards were sold at the Hall of Fame from 1950 to 1956. They are pretty small, no bigger than an old Bowman mini card, and are glossy on thin white stock. They feature drawings from artist Mario DeMarco on the front and a nice long bio on the back in teensy little print. There's 82 cards in the set, one for every Hall of Fame inductee at the time.I picked up this one off of eBay surprisingly cheap a few years ago. Vintage oddballs like this one are often a good way to find some inexpensive stars.

4 comments:

MattR said...

thanks for posting that---I hadn't seen those before.

deal said...

Keep the old stuff coming!!

Carl Crawford Cards said...

Man, gotta find those. That Mattewson is awesome.

Dean said...

Love the vintage card blogs. The Callahan HOF cards are very cheap for what they are. They do not seem to have much of a following. I would guess that this is because guys tend to recollect what they collected as kids. Not many kids collected these cards.