Set Type: Primary
Card dimensions: 21⁄16” x 2½”
Additional Information: The size shows a number of similarities to the 1950 Bowman set; the most notable of these are its size, which is identical, and basic front design. In addition, the set utilizes a large number of photos utilized by the 1950 Bowman set.
The set was distributed in perforated, two-card panels. While the cards are most easily found individually, non-separated panels are readily available on the market, albeit at a premium price.
Willie “Puddinhead” Jones
Set Type: Primary
Card dimensions: 5” x 7”
Additional Information: The checklist below comes directly from the SCD 2011 Standard Catalog of Baseball Cards, and was confirmed by Jim of The Phillies Room, who posted scans of the complete set (the images shown above are courtesy of him). Beckett currently lists nothing about this issue. Because the blank-backed cards are unnumbered, the checklist below lists the cards in alphabetical order. The 2011 Standard Catalog states the following about the set (p. 276):
“This set… was most likely issued in 1958, though it is also possible the set was issued in 1957 (or both). This team issue set differs from the contemporary Jay Publishing picture packs in that it does not have the city name in the identification line, only the player name in all-caps and ‘Phillies.'”
Dick “Turk” Farrell
Mayo Smith (manager)
Featured Card: 1952 Bowman #35, Granny Hamner
Five days since the last post — exactly the type of thing I’m hoping to make a rare occurrence this year. However, I’m cautiously optimistic that I’ll be able to properly unveil something special tomorrow. No, the Granny Hamner card shown above has nothing to do with it — it’s just another recent reacquisition for the vintage part of my collection. With its arrival, I’m down to needing just two cards to complete that team set.