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Wednesday, February 3, 2010

B. A.T. Cards! -- Tinker to Evers to Chance edition

1993 Upper Deck All-Time Heroes are a series of 165 cards patterned on the T202 Hassan Triple Folders set of the early 20th century. Shown below are five cards that pay tribute to the Cubs HOF trio, Joe Tinker, Johnny Evers and Frank Chance.

Here's the 1910 poem that made them famous:

These are the saddest of possible words:
"Tinker to Evers to Chance."
Trio of bear cubs, and fleeter than birds,
Tinker and Evers and Chance.
Ruthlessly pricking our gonfalon bubble,
Making a Giant hit into a double –
Words that are heavy with nothing but trouble:
"Tinker to Evers to Chance."





2 comments:

  1. Those are awesome cards! I always wanted to go after the Tinker-Evers-Chance bat cards from the first set of Topps t206, but could never afford them.

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