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TCMA Reprints of 1940 Harry Hartman Cincinnati Reds (W711-2)

  The 1940 Cincinnati Reds won the World Series in 7 games against the Detroit Tigers. The original 1940 commemorative card set was developed by Harry (Socko) Hartman, an award winning Cincinnati broadcaster. I recently picked up a 1973 TCMA reprint set featured herein. That Reds team featured 2 future National Baseball Hall of Famers and 12 Cincinnati Reds HoFers. At the time, the Syracuse Chiefs were the Reds AAA team, and several Reds came up through Syracuse. One player is in the Syracuse Baseball Wall of Fame. Top L-R: Paul Derringer, Lonnie Frey, Ival Goodman Middle: Bill McKechnie, Ernie Lombardi, Mike McCormick Btm: Bill Myers, Bucky Walters, Bill Werber Bill McKechnie and Ernie Lombardi are in the National Baseball HoF and the Cincinnati Reds HoF. All of the others are in the Cincinnati Reds HoF. Frank McCormick Frank McCormick is in the Cincinnati Reds HoF and the Syracuse Baseball WoF. Johnny Vander Meer Johnny Vander Meer is best known for pitching no hitters in two consecu

Retired Numbers - Giants

  Continuing with my posts on retired numbers, below are card scans of former MLBers whose numbers have been retired by the San Francisco Giants. No. 3 Bill Terry 1960 Fleer #52. No. 4 Mel Ott 2011 Topps Lineage #186. No. 11 Carl Hubbell 1984 Donruss Champions #55. No. 20 Monte Irvin 1975 TCMA #NNO. No. 22     Will Clark 1986 Topps Traded #24T. No. 24 Willie Mays 1972 Topps #49. No, 25 Barry Bonds 2002 Topps Opening Day #73. No. 27 Juan Marichal 1974 Topps #330. No. 30 Orlando Cepeda 1978 TCMA #50. No. 36 Gaylord Perry 1971 Topps #140. No. 42     Jackie Robinson 1997 Upper Deck #8. No. 44 Willie McCovey 1970 Topps TSN #450. Whose number do you think the Giants are going to retire next? No. 28 Buster Posey? No. 55 Tim Lincecum (2 Cy Young awards)? No. 40 Madison Bumgarner (2014 World Series MVP)? Other? My guess - No. 15 Bruce Bochy. Thanks for visiting. Stay safe! CinciCuse Bill