Making Up for Bad Blogging, Part V
May 10th, 2012 by slangon

Today’s post will be short and sweet. One card. That’s it. But it’s a sort of cool one.

It’s a John McGraw card from the 1961 Golden Press set. It was a 33 card set that was released as a book. All the cards were perforated, much like a Dover reprint book. You can pretty clearly see the perforations along the edges on this card. All 33 subjects were members of the Hall of Fame at the time that the book was put out.┬áThe cards are standard size and the backs contain a biographical write up as well as they player’s lifetime stats.

Interestingly, the Golden Press in question is the same Golden Press that put out the famous Little Golden Books. I’m sure everyone remembers titles such as The Pokey Little Puppy or The Little Engine That Could. Before they released the baseball card book, they had some success with other punch-out card books covering such subjects as U.S Presidents, animals, Disney characters and paper dolls. They utilized their large stable of children’s book illustrators to colorize the black and white photos.

You might be happy learn, by the way, that we’re almost done with this batch of cards.

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