Sunday, May 8, 2011

Contest Winnings - Number 5 Type Collection

A few weeks back I entered the Number 5 Type Collection's "pick a number, any number" contest.  I selected 55 in honor of Orel Hershiser.  I won two cards.

1971 Topps are the first baseball cards that I remember owning.   I didn't have a lot of them, but enough to create a few teams and then lay them out on my bed and 'play' ball games, having the batters run around the bases, having the infield and outfield shift or come in.

1971 Topps
Steve Carlton (card # 55)

The second card I won was this 1934 Batter-Up.  I've seen cards from this set in catalogs, but never in person.  Here's what the 2009 Standard Catalog of Baseball Cards says about the set:
National Chicle’s 192-card “Batter-Up” set was issued over a three-year period. The blank-backed cards are die-cut, enabling collectors of the era to fold the top of the card over so that it could stand upright on its own support. The cards can be found in black-and-white or a variety of color tints. Card numbers 1-80 measure 2-3/8" x 3-1/4" in size, while the high-numbered cards (#81-192) measure 2-3/8" x 3" (1/4" smaller in height). The high-numbered cards are significantly more difficult to find than the lower numbers. The set’s ACC designation is R318.
1934 Batter-Up
Eric McNair (card # 61)
The top half of this card is missing.  That's just fine with me.

Matthew (or Spike - whatever name you're going with this week), thanks for the cards.  Fortunately you sent me a pitcher and a batter.  Let my game begin.

1 comment:

  1. Glad you like them and congrats again!

    Eric "Boob" McNair would've struggled against Carlton, given that 80 career OPS+. He didn't strike out much, so I predict an infield ground out.