March 17th, 2014 by slangon
As you no doubt know, today is the feast of St. Patrick. What you might not know is that “Saint” Patrick is not actually a saint, at least not in the canonized sense. Regardless, every year on the anniversary of his death, millions of pints of green beer and countless shots of Irish whiskey are consumed by the sons and daughters of the Emerald Isle in honor of he who drove the snakes off of that sacred soil.
So in honor of the patron saint of Ireland, I have created a custom card done in the style of 1934 National Chicle Batter Up. Or should I say 6 custom cards.
When National Chicle issued their Batter Up series beginning in 1934, each of the cards in the low number series (1-80) were printed in a monotone of one of six colors: black, sepia, red, blue, purple and green. The higher numbers were only produced in four colors: black, blue, green and sepia. For my St. Patrick card, I chose #17 in honor of his death date, thus he gets 6 parallels.
There’s the sepia, which was punched out and folded and therefore obviously not worth as much.
Fortunately, I also have the other five colors in mint condition. There’s black.
And of course, there’s green.
Enjoy the day, everyone. Don’t drink too much green beer.