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Old 03-12-2009, 06:20 PM
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Posted By: Joann

Do you guys show your cards to non-collectors often? I do, and while people's eyes always light up at the Ruth and Cobbs, for the most part it's hard for me to explain to them why some cards are so cool and why I like them so much.

Here are the most underappreciated cards in my collection - the ones that I really like but can tell that the non-collector is looking at politely, wondering if I am going to break out any more Cobbs or Ruths.



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It doesn't seem to matter that a card is hard to find, unusual, old (although people do seem to wake up for a few moments at anything 19th Century) or even another HOF'er like Matty.

Some of you guys must experience this much worse than I do b/c you have cards that are a lot more expensive and rare and even obscure.

What card do you have that's the most underappreciated by non-hobbyists?

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Old 03-12-2009, 06:26 PM
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Posted By: Dan Bretta

I would say all of my cards fall in that category. I've not shown my collection to a lot of people, but most people I've shown them to just get a glassy look in their eyes. The only people that seem to appreciate my love are right here in this forum. I've even tried to impress people with "These Old Judge cards are 120 years old"...still I get nothing.

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Posted By: Jim VB

Nice to have a card related topic. Thanks Joann.

I show these all the time. There is seldom conversation about them because no one knows much about them, they are incredibly rare, and not widely collected.

These were a mail in card, issued by the NY Giants in 1932. Most collectors know the Hubbell because it was either over printed or reprinted in the period. Hubbell was available on thick stock (very rare) or thin stock (pretty common.) He was the most popular player on these Giants and his thin stock version is certainly a common. All other players are thick stock only.

I started with 18 of the 22 cards courtesy of my Dad. I have spent many years searching and have picked up only 4 dupes, but still am missing 4 from the original set. (Missing Allen, Bell, Healey and Leslie.)

If anyone ever sees any, at a show, on auction, in a shop, I'm a buyer!

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Great post, I had this same experience yesterday I was showing a person some cards. Eyes all bright on Cobb and Ruth..but these were at best.."Oh that's neat"

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Ouch Leon...

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Posted By: Joann

Gah! Look at those great cards. This is exactly what I meant, but my examples are so minimal by comparison to what you guys have posted. I cannot imagine getting a blank stare from someone looking at these cards. I'd be ready to club them with it.

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Posted By: fkw

This card, Its a Ruth and Very Tough (only cataloged about 3-4 years ago), Most noncollectors and even some vintage guys dont get "W" cards (some are very tough especially when compared to the super common Goudey and T206 cards).

Try to find another beside that one thats always in the BIN on eBay. Ive only seen 4 in last 27+ years

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P.S. Jim, that must have been some time collecting those Giants Postcards, They are super super tough! (except Hubbell)

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Posted By: Paul Carek

Great topic, and terrific cards, everyone.

Jim, do you know what ballpark the Giants were photographed in?

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This one always gets the polite smile, as the eyes wander to something else happy.gif :

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