Friday, January 21, 2011

1919 "Black Sox" Oddball Acquisition

Perusing eBay the other day, I cam across a rather unique item produced at the peak of the junk wax era. Between the years 1991-1992, as best that I can tell, a company by the name of TNTL Studios in Toms River, NJ produced this miniature boxed set of the infamous Black Sox team. 25 cards depict the entire team as well as owner Charles Comiskey and manager William "Kid" Gleason".

The black and white cards measure 2" x 3" and designate the indicted players with a black border. The most famous player on that team, Shoeless Joe Jackson, has a duplicate card as you can see that has been colorized.
Despite coming from an era of over production and regularly searching for Shoeless Joe items on the secondary market, this is the first time I have seen.

The cards are un-numbered and are blank backed with the exception of the Shoeless Joe Jackson cards which includes a short biopic.


Anonymous said...

Interesting - have never seen those before.

Steve Gierman said...

They are a reprint of Davis Printing White Sox cards, which were produced between 1917 and 1919.

Rob- AKA "VOTC" said...

Thank you Steve!

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