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Recent HoF and Misc. Pickups

Here are a few recent pickups of Hall of Famers and some misc. cards.HoFer Bill McKechnie managed for 25 years and had four pennants and two World Series championships (1925 with the Pittsburgh Pirates and 1940 with the Cincinnati Reds).
HoFer Sparky Anderson was featured here.

HoFer Tony Perez was the heart of the Big Red Machine's "Great Eight." The seven time All Star had over 90 RBIs 12 times in his 23 year career.

HoFer Warren Spahn is 6th in all-time wins (363) and has the most of all left-handed pitchers in MLB history. The 17 time All Star won 20 games or more 13 times, and was the NL Cy Young winner in 1957. After pitching 4 games for the Boston Braves in 1942, Spahn missed the next three seasons due to military service (thank you). Imagine how many wins he would have finished with if he didn't miss those three seasons.

HoFer Alan Trammell was a six time All Star and played his entire 20 year career with the Detroit Tigers.

HoFer Dennis Eckersley was a six time A…
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Syracuse Baseball Wall of Fame Pickups

Here are some recent pickups for my Syracuse Baseball Wall of Fame collection. In Red Barrett's two seasons in Syracuse, he went 16 - 3 with a 2.34 ERA (1938) and 20-12 with a 2.05 ERA (1942). Clearly worthy of Syracuse Baseball Wall of Fame recognition. In 1945, Barrett went 23 - 12 with a 3.00 ERA combined between the Boston Braves and the St. Louis Cardinals. 

Pepper Martin played with the Syracuse Stars in 1926 and batted .300 and led the team with 29 stolen bases. Martin went on to play 13 years with the St. Louis Cardinals and was a four time All Star.

Gus Mancuso hit .372 in 82 games for the 1927 Syracuse ball club. The two time All Star caught in the majors for 17 seasons.

Total was about $14 for all five cards, no shipping fee, all from oddballbobs ebay store.
Be well,
CinciCuse Bill

Chicago's Greats

Finally! I finally landed a baseball card of Hall of Famer Bill Veeck! With this card, after a re-count, I'm down to waneeding four "cards" to complete my goal of having at least one card of every National Baseball Hall of Famer. My new self-imposed definition of a "card" excludes postcards. You see, I have postcards of the following individuals, but I waneeded a "regular" card of Veeck, and I waneed a "regular" card of Bill Foster, John Schuerholz, Frank Selee, and Deacon White to meet my goal. By "regular", I'm thinking of something that, in my mind, was more of a retail issue size card and will fit in a 9-pocket sleeve.BTY, I hereby coin the terms "waneed," "waneeded", and "waneeding" as something that you want, wanted, or are wanting so badly that you convince yourself that you need, needed, or are in need of it, respectively, - LOL! The cards shown herein were from the Chicagoland Collectors A…

Rarely Made Cards

As mentioned in my One Card Away post, I've been trying for 15 years to collect at least one card of each member of the National Baseball Hall of Fame. In that post, I exclaimed my excitement of obtaining Ben Taylor and Andy Cooper cards from the superb the Graig Kreindler Negro League Centennial Set, which whittled my HoF want list down to one card -  John Schuerholz.
From my experience, the Taylor and Cooper cards were thee most elusive of all Negro League cards to collect; however, there were several other Negro League cards that took quite a long time to collect as well. These elusive cards include the following Hall of Fame players:

The 2020 Negro League Centennial Set is by far the most comprehensive card collection of people associated with the Negro Leagues I have ever seen. I don't want to take anything away from the great 1986 Negro Leagues Baseball Stars by Larry Fritsch Cards, as that WAS the most comprehensive Negro Leagues player set until this Centennial Set. The …