Tuesday, October 5, 2010

vintage week- day 3

For today's vintage classic, we take the way back machine to 1936 (or 1934, I'll explain).

1936 Diamond Stars put out by National Chicle. These cards were put out from 1934 to 1936. This guy played for the Detroit Tigers. I like the conversation going on in the background between number 4 and what looks to be a manager. These cards have a great feel to them and are pretty thick. The printing and color also look spectacular on these cards. Here is a shot of the back:

Topps issued the National Chicle set earlier in the year and they look just like the originals, as you can see. Smaller size but other than that almost identical. These cards book really high, with commons in the first run (the '34s) being the easiest to find, still booking at 50 bucks. You can find them much cheaper on eBay as I did, so don't let the price intimidate you. If you can find some of these, pick them up. They are a very interesting, high quality vintage set. Come on back for tomorrow's vintage card for Wednesday!

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