Packs of baseball cards are rare in the UK, let alone boxes. So when a box of 'Phil Rizzuto Baseball' cards with 36 packs and 7 cards per pack came up for auction on e-bay, I jumped and won. Nobody else bid, so they must have known something I didn't.
Phil Rizzuto Yankee Legend. Check.
Comic Images? Right..
ALL CHROMIUM ! OK.
It should work, shouldn't it? But I'm not sure it does.
The box offers the possibility of:
- 6 Phil Rizutto MagnaChrome cards,
- 1000 Phil Rizutto Autograph cards,
- 'Diamond covers' 3- card subset,
- Limited Edition Medallion Card.
Here's one of the 36 (actually 30ish now-I gave some away)packs.
Judge for yourself.
47 Japanese Poster.
A 1950's poster advertised a game in the Japanese major leagues' Pacific Division.
40 Patsy Dougherty
A 1910 tobacco card featuring a well-known outfielder for the Chicago White Stockings.
33 Lorillard Chicago BBC
Lorrillard a tobacco company issued four trade cards in 1885. Each card featured a different team; this one is of the Chicago Base Ball Club, otherwise know as the White Stockings.
58 Scorecard Artwork
A 1940's illustration of a postcard issued by the St.Louis area tourism board.
25 Cincinnati American Association
An 1882 team photo. The card goes onto explain that uniforms were not worn by teams but that each position had a specific uniform. As a result, every catcher in the league could be identified by his uniform as could every left fielder, pitcher, second base, etc. Apparently it was a short lived practice.
64 Casey at the Bat
The art of the weekly children's magazine 'St Nicholas'. The message of the cartoon encouraged children to follow their dreams just like Casey.
48 Safe Hit Vegetable Crate Label
Baseball was all the rage in the 1930's and its images were popping up all over. This is label for fruit and vegetable crates.
Sorry there it is no MagnaChrome, autographs or Diamond studded subsets in this pack.
Plenty of plain old CHROME though and factoids about baseball.
Help me out!!