Thursday, June 25, 2009

Flying High

The girls over at Dinged Corners posted about the 1953 Bowman Pee Wee Reese card long before I even thought about starting a sports card blog. They call it "the holy grail of all mid-air cards" and I am inclined to agree with them.
The term holy grail, as was used by Patricia and Lucy, means an object or goal that is sought after for its great significance.

Why is the Pee Wee Reese card significant? Well, it isn't his rookie card. The 1941 Play Ball card # 54 is considered to be his rookie card. This one was issued 12 years later. I think that it is the whole package. The colors, the action, the framing, the clouds. A recent copy of this went for $1,100 in the last Robert Edward Auctions sale. It was PSA Graded NM-MT 8. I know that I can't afford it.

But here's a card that is similar...
1991 Topps Walt Weiss (card # 455)

No, Walt isn't in the Hall of Fame and probably never will be. But you can pick this one up for $1.10 on ebay. Free shipping. You could probably pick it up for a lot less from your local card store.

Not "the holy grail of mid-air cards," but it is a nice one.


  1. Weiss became my "holy grail" when I was collecting the '91 set. It was one of the last handful of cards I needed. I think some people value it in a similar fashion, although on a much smaller scale than Pee Wee.

  2. I like how the border is behind his head making it look like he's jumping out of the frame.

  3. That Walt Weiss is definitely a favorite. He jumps on a lot of his cards, but none look better than the '91 Topps.

  4. Awesome.

    I have seen both cards obviously but never put them together.