April 26, 2017

Upgrading My Burleigh Grimes 1933 Goudey Rookie Card

I've recently been able to add an upgraded copy of Burleigh Grimes' 1933 Goudey #64 to my Wisconsin player collection. Grimes was the last pitcher to be able to use the spitball legally and was elected to the Hall of Fame in 1964. Grimes hails from the small Wisconsin town of Emerald which is about an hour west of my home in Eau Claire, WI.

My new copy (on the left) has a chunk missing in the bottom right corner but this is still a serious upgrade over my first copy (on the right). You might not notice it immediately but someone trimmed the red banner stating "Big League Chewing Gum" off of the card.


 Here's the back of both cards and I love that it mentions his origins in Wisconsin, "born on a farm in Wisconsin and worked in the lumber camps, where he developed considerable strength."

Here are my two other Grimes cards which is a Goudey reprint and 1961 Fleer Baseball. 







2 comments:

Stealing Home said...

Nice upgrade on Grimes. Would you be interested in trading away the trimmed card?
I've got lots of Mariners and KC Royals, lotta base and some inserts. Also some of your individual PC guys. Just let me know if ur interested.
om sports 42 at gee male dot you know and so on.

Matt Flaten said...

Thanks for the offer but I think I'm going to keep it for now but if that changes I will get in touch.