For today's vintage card we hark back to 71 years ago for a 1939 Play Ball card.
This is Stanley Bordagaray of the Cincinnati Reds. 1939 was the first of three years for Play Ball. This is actually the second card I have from this set. I'm a big fan of the Play Ball cards from any year, but their first year may be my favorite. These cards look like old photos at first glance, until you flip 'em over and see information on the back. This set also features some tremendous rookie cards of the era, such as Ted Williams and Joe DiMaggio. Upper Deck would buy the name in the early 2000's to make some cool retro sets. Come on back for tomorrow's vintage card for day 3!