Monday, March 21, 2011

1960 MacGregor

I love the oddities of baseball cards. This twenty-five card set came from the MacGregor Sporting Goods Company. The set features stars and lesser known players. Card dimensions measure in at 3 3/4 inches by 5 inches.

The cards were nothing more than clever advertising, but the fact that it exists is something spectacular. The most interesting shot associated with the White Sox is Ted Kluszewski. He's showing off his posed fielding abilities. With the concentration in his eyes, it almost appears to be during a game, until you look at the stands and realize there's not many people there.

The cards are made of thin white stock and sport a facsimile autograph. The cards are also unnumbered. It isn't much of a surprise that out of twenty-five cards, the White Sox have four in this set. They were coming off a World Series appearance and were poised to field good teams for the near future.

Gene Freese
Ted Kluszewski
Jim Landis
Al Lopez

The inclusion of managers in such a small set is just another puzzler, albeit a nice addition. These cards are usually found pretty cheap, with the Kluszewski going for the highest out of the featured White Sox.


LoCoDe said...

Love the oddballs, and was a big fan of big Klu.

They sure make it hard to collect a "complete" player or team though, don't they?

Steve Gierman said...

They do, but that's part of the fun.

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