Tuesday, March 23, 2010

1970-1971 Dayton Daily News

I know most of you are saying this set is cataloged.  But in reality it is only partially cataloged I spent a few days going through microfilm at the library and re cataloged this entire set all 357 cards.  I just love when a small project explodes into a larger one.

The set runs from Apr 5, 1970 to May 26,1971 and covers baseball, football, basketball, and even some golfers and boxers, then finishes with more baseball players.  The real interesting part is the 1971 baseball players they used the same numbers on the repeated players but changed the stats and the picture hence we get the Tony Perez white hat / dark hat variation already listed.  The set numbers run to 324 but with the extra 1971s there are 357 cards in a master set.  Really doubt anyone has ever tried or really wants to put a master set of these together but to each their own which is probably why the variations have never really come to light they are incredibly rare to start with and only player collectors seem to go after them so doubtful once you get one you’d still look for another.

Only missing number is 196 the library did not have the microfilm for 11/30/1970 so that one will be a mystery until someone can track that one down. 

The player lines with multiple days are repeated players they reissued so a few are double even triple printed.  And the easiest way to tell a 70 from a 71 is the 1970 had stats listed as 1969 then the stats while the 1971 had the stats listed as 1970 then the stats.

The set is too large to list here so here's a link to the checklist in pdf format.  The pictures show Rose 3 variations the first card introducing the set the second is his official card (double printed) and the last his 1971 card. 

Monday, March 22, 2010

1962 Reds Postcards

I'll continue on the Reds postcards of the 60s theme and list the 1962 set.  They are almost identical to the 61 set and future 63-66 sets for that matter.  They will not have the rubber stamp autographs on them as the 61s do and to tell them from the future reds set they seem to have Cincinnati Reds centered justified below the name as opposed to future sets will be more left justified.  They do have standard postcard backs.


Don Blasingame
Jim Brosnan
Leo Cardenas
Gordy Coleman
Otis Douglas
Moe Drabowsky
John Edwards
Sammy Ellis
Hank Foiles
Gene Freese
Joe Gaines
Bill Henry
Ken Hunt
Fred Hutchinson MGR
Joey Jay
Eddie Kasko
Marty Keough
Johnny Klippstein
Jerry Lynch
Howie Nunn
Reggie Otero Coach
Jim O'Toole
Don Pavletich
Vada Pinson
Bob Purkey
Dr. Richard Rohde
Cookie Rojas
Ray Shore
Dave Sisler
Dick Sisler
Jim Turner Coach
Pete Whisenant
Ted Wills
Jerry Zimmerman

Thursday, March 11, 2010

1961 Reds Postcards

These postcards feature members of the NL Champion Cincinnati Reds. Their backs are standard postcard type on the top says Photo Postcard.  Many of these cards have stamped blue or black signatures which appear to be the only year this approach was used.

Here's picture of the back with real autograph on top and the stamp below it.

Checklist below

Name Variation
Gus Bell
Don Blasingame
Marshall Bridges
Jim Brosnan
Leo Cardenas
Elio Chacon
Gordy Coleman
Otis Douglas
John Edwards
Gene Freese
Dick Gernert
Bill Henry
Ken Hunt
Fred Hutchinson MGR Black Background
Fred Hutchinson MGR Smiling
Joey Jay
Ken Johnson
Sherman Jones
Eddie Kasko
Jerry Lynch Dark Background
Jerry Lynch number 4 on back
Jim Maloney
Howie Nunn
Reggie Otero
Jim O'Toole
Vada Pinson
Wally Post
Bob Purkey
Frank Robinson
Dick Sisler
Bob Schmidt
Jim Turner CO
Pete Whisenant
Jerry Zimmerman

Friday, March 5, 2010

1979 Signature Miniatures Statues and Cards

Not too much is know about this issue but the company seems to have gone into bankruptcy and ceased production late into the run so some of the statues are extremely scarce and may not exist at all.  Manufactored by Metallic Creations they issued pewter statue in an original box (name stamped on side) with an enclosed card.  Statues are approx  3”-3 1/2" tall depending on the pose.  Card is approx 3.5" x 4.75" each player also has a facsimile autograph on the front the back has career statistics on them. The cards are unnumbered and have sequenced them in alphabetical order. The statues and the cards were available for $7.95 upon release. The players listed as SP's were produced late in the run and are available in lesser quantities than the other players listed in our checklist.

Checklist believed to be complete at 24

Hank Aaron
George Brett   SP
Rod Carew
Cesar Cedeno SP
Roberto Clemente   SP
Ty Cobb
Steve Garvey
Lou Gehrig
Ron Guidy
Roger Hornsby
Walter Johnson
Ralph Kiner
Sandy Koufax SP
Davey Lopes  
Christy Mathewson
Willie Mays
Willie McCovey
Thurman Munson SP
Mel Ott
Pete Rose SP
Babe Ruth
Nolan Ryan SP
Tris Speaker  
Honus Wagner

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

1978 MSA Wiffle Ball Display boxes

As kind of a side note to this issue there are display boxes that the actual wiffle ball boxes went in that displayed players these if cut off the display piece are on thicker cardboard, blank back, the side panels are yellow and have a solid border around instead of dashed.

here is the know display boxes -

Junior Box - Thurman Munson Image
Carl Yastrzemski
Steve Garvey
Mark Fidrych
Lou Brock

Box 1 - Thurman Munson Image
Rod Carew
Jim Palmer
Mike Schmidt
Frank Tanana

Box 2 - Thurman Munson Image
Greg Luzinski
Joe Morgan
Jim Rice
Tom Seaver

Regulation Box - Thurman Munson Image
Johnny Bench
Carlton Fisk
Reggie Jackson
Pete Rose
Richie Zisk