Wednesday, October 22, 2008

World Series Kickoff

Game 1 is already underway, but as promised, I have some 1970s Fleer goodness to share. This card was the result of one of those happy eBay accidents, where I was looking for something else and ran across an interesting item.

1970 Fleer World Series #3 1905

In 1970 and 1971 Fleer produced a small set of cards commemorating each of the World Series played up until that time. I bid on a bunch of these last week, but won only one of them. If you want a more in-depth look at the set, I suggest you visit this post by the Fleer Sticker Project. That guy's got everything pictured; wrappers, wax boxes, and a large portion of the set. What I didn't see pictured, however, was the 1905 Series card.

The dripping paintbrush and the "Whitewash Series" moniker are a reference to the unusual occurrence of each game having been a shutout for one team or the other. The New York Giants defeated the Philadelphia Athletics four games to one, with Christy Mathewson throwing three shutouts in a six-day span. This card is in somewhat rough shape and is badly miscut, but I'm happy to own it nonetheless. Perhaps in the future I can acquire a few more to share.


dayf said...

These are cool cards. I've got a few of them and I wouldn't mind picking up a few more. They're surprisingly hard to find though.

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Fleerfan said...


Thanks for the link to my article on the Fleer World Series cards. As I mentioned in the post, I would really like to see an update to this set to have some the great World Series moments over the last 28 years memorialized on these cards.