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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). 1976/77 Shakey's Pizza, card #89. HoFer Sparky Anderson was featured here . Sparky Anderson, 1975 SSPC, card #22. 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. Tony Perez, 1975 SSPC, card #22. Love this card showing the slugger in a bunting pose! 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

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.  Red Barrett 1983 TCMA, NNO. The scanner didn't scan the card front text that said "Red Barrett, Pitcher, 1942 - 1946 St. Louis Cardinals." Red Barrett, 1977 TCMA The War Years, card #23. Sadly the scanner would not cooperate with a scan of the card reverse which says "The War Years," and shows his name and statistics during the war years clouded from cannons in the lower corners.  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.   Pepper Martin, 1983

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 Co