Saturday, October 29, 2016

Nothin' But Blue Sky

I don't know where the Giants trained in the mid-1960s, but THAT'S some blue sky!

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Card Catalog from 1968

Here is a card catalog that's been sitting in a folder in my desk since 1968. It is from Card Collector's Company in Franklin Square NY, dated Jan 15, 1968.  It measures 6" x 9", and is 10 pages.

Page 1:

Page 2:
Complete sets of 1966 and 1967 for $13.95 each!

Page 3:

The left side of page 5, and the right side of page 4:
(These pages are stuck together in a few spots by the gum that oozed out from the order-form envelope between them. The left side of page 4 listed the Fleer baseball sets, while the right side of page 5 included the Philly Gum (1964-67) and Bowman football cards.)

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Page 10:  (I'd love to have that cabinet!)
I also have a 1967 catalog from another company, measuring 8 1/2" x 11", which I will post another time.

Wednesday, October 12, 2016

RIP - Jose Arcia

I just saw a recent entry in that 1960s' infielder Jose Arcia passed away on July 30th, 2016 at age 72. (no obituary found)

Originally signed by the expansion Houston Colt .45s in 1962, Arcia made his major-league debut with the Cubs during the 1968 season as a utility infielder.

He then played 2 seasons with the Padres: 1969 as their primary 2nd baseman, and 1970 as one of their two shortstops. He played in the minors for the next 6 seasons, before retiring in 1976.