Saturday, June 30, 2012

1971 Topps Baseball Card #371 Jack Hiatt

I'm working on completing all the baseball card variations in the 1971 set issued by Topps.

Here is the latest one I have added to my collection, the card of Houston Astros catcher Jack Hiatt.  The card on the left is the normal card and the one on the right has a white circle next to his position of catcher.

Friday, June 22, 2012

New Baseball Collectible

Last month, my wife and I went to an antique store in southern New Jersey.  There were many great items there.  Here is what I picked up for my collection:

It is a baseball collectible that you would find in your local candy store in the 1940's or 1950's.  You paid one penny to play.  You would punch out a circle and get a baseball play that corresponded to  a prize of a certain number of pieces of candy.  Everyone got at least one piece of candy and the top prize was 20 pieces for a home run!

This one is in great condition and has not been punched yet.

Saturday, June 9, 2012

New Collectible!

Here is something new just added to my collection.  In 1969, Topps inserted small decal versions of players in certain packs f baseball cards.  On the right is the decal insert of Mel Stottlemyre, a pitcher for the New York Yankees.  On the left is the actual photo that was used to create the decal.