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Friday, October 16, 2015

We're a Couple of Oddballs

No, I'm not talking about my wife and I.  Well...  But seriously folks.  Here are a couple of cards that fit into two of my collecting goals for 2015, Jewish athletes on cards and Lou Boudreau.  I guess that's the same thing. Maybe.  More after the cards.

The first card is from the second of four series of 55 cards issued by Big League Collectibles from 1982-85.  It measures 2-1/2" x 3-3/4" and is on heavy stock.  Each set was limited to 10,000.
The uniform patch dates this to sometime during WWII.  Here's a link to a signed copy of the original photograph.

Next up is perhaps even more of an oddball, coming from a 65 card set of Ohio legends.  The "cards", issued in 1982 are pretty much postcard sized, 3-3/8" x 5-5/8" and are on thin stock.

Without getting too deeply into this quagmire, Lou is technically Jewish ( and this is where I start getting uncomfortable) seeing as his mother was Jewish.  After a divorce Lou was raised as a Christian by his father.  Regardless of his upbringing/heritage, I decided to collect "The Good Kid" because I have fond memories of listening to him broadcasting Cubs games on WGN radio and sometimes TV. 

1 comment:

  1. I'm a sucker for 80's oddballs. I've never seen the Ohio Legends set. It's a good looking design... reminiscent of 80's regional police sets.


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