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08-10-2007, 12:04 PM
Posted By: <b>Dan Bretta</b><p>What would you guys consider to be the rarest minor league (postwar) cards?

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08-10-2007, 04:51 PM
Posted By: <b>Anthony</b><p>My vote goes with '49 Bowman PCL.

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08-10-2007, 04:55 PM
Posted By: <b>Dan Bretta</b><p>I know those are rare, but are they really rarer than say 1951-52 Sioux City Soos team issued cards? I'm sure they are in much higher demand, but how often do the 49 Bowman PCL cards show up?

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08-10-2007, 04:56 PM
Posted By: <b>barrysloate</b><p>49 Bowman PCL are really tough, but I bet there is some obscure regional that is even tougher. I'm just not sure which one, though.

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08-10-2007, 04:58 PM
Posted By: <b>barrysloate</b><p>Hey- the clock needs to be fixed. It says 10:50 AM. Just a first day glitch.

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08-10-2007, 04:59 PM
Posted By: <b>Marc S.</b><p>but the 1972 Puerto Rican winter league set is pretty tough, and has some really key players included, including Schmidt's first card, Satchell Paige and some other Negro League HOFers.

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08-10-2007, 05:02 PM
Posted By: <b>boxingcardman</b><p>that issue has to be right up there...

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08-10-2007, 05:03 PM
Posted By: <b>Dan Bretta</b><p>Adam, I think Globe also printed the Sioux City cards as well.

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08-10-2007, 05:08 PM
Posted By: <b>barrysloate</b><p>Whoa- cool margins. Are we sliding to the right or did I have too many beers today?

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08-10-2007, 05:34 PM
Posted By: <b>Andy Cook</b><p>The 1949-51 Hages Dairy PCL cards are very tough and the checklists in SCD aren't complete.<br /><br />Andy

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08-10-2007, 05:56 PM
Posted By: <b>John E</b><p>My Milwaukee Brewers Grand Studio postcards are pretty darn tough. The '44 set has the Stengel, which I've only seen once.

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08-10-2007, 06:02 PM
Posted By: <b>Dan Bretta</b><p>In 1956 the Lincoln Chiefs put out a card of Dick Stuart which is the only card they ever issued and I know of only 6 cards...2 belong to me, 1 belongs to whoever notified SCD of its existence and I think Mark B has 3(?) of them which all came from Stuart's estate.<br /><br /><img src="http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b331/nudan92/Nebraska%20Baseball%20Memorabila/DickStuartCardSmall.jpg">

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08-10-2007, 08:40 PM
Posted By: <b>Ted Zanidakis</b><p>Only 36 cards.....but, if you try to put it together card by card.....it will take you many, many years.<br />Particularly if you are looking for factory-cut cards. Here is a typical example of a hand-cut PCL card.<br /><br />TED Z <br /><br /><img src="http://www.freephotoserver.com/v001/tedzan/astorey.jpg">

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08-10-2007, 09:24 PM
Posted By: <b>Randy Trierweiler</b><p>Omaha Cardinals are tough to find. Didn't find a single one at the National. Do you guys recognize Robert? <img src="http://www.network54.com/Realm/tmp/1186709050.JPG">

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08-10-2007, 09:49 PM
Posted By: <b>MARK BOWERS</b><p>YEP DAN, I HAVE 3 STUARTS. TWO OF WHICH ARE AVAILABLE FOR TRADE. <br /><br />I NEED ONE PURETA, 2 HOMESTEAD AND A NUMBER OF SOMMER AND KAUFMANN, 2 1945 CENTENNIAL FLOUR BLUE TINT, 6 1947 SIGNAL OIL INCLUDING THE IMPOSSIBLE WILLIAMS AND TWO SEATTLE AND SACRAMENTO AND ABOUT 8 1950 SUNBEAM STOCKTON PORTS. <br /><br />I ALSO HAVE GLOBES AVAILABLE FOR TRADE FOR OTHER GLOBES OR NEEDS.<br /><br />I HOPE THIS RESPONSE IS ACCEPTABLE IN THIS FORUM. IF NOT SOMEBODY SET ME STRAIGHT. <br /><br />THANKS A LOT.<br /><br />MARK

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08-10-2007, 09:53 PM
Posted By: <b>Dan Bretta</b><p>Your response is perfectly acceptable Mark, and glad you made it over to the new forum. I'm sure a lot of people here would love to see some of your minor league cards. I can't remember who it was, but a few years ago someone was interested in purchasing one of my Stuart cards, but I was holding the extra in case I run into another Lincoln collector with something to trade..hopefully you'll get something you need out of one of your Stuart cards.

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08-11-2007, 11:05 AM
Posted By: <b>Chad</b><p>There are a lot of teams they made cards for that I've never seen. I've seen plenty of Sioux City, but Miami, San Diego etc. are like ghosts. <br /><br />--Chad

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08-11-2007, 12:04 PM
Posted By: <b>dstudeba</b><p>Not extremely common<br /><br /><img src="http://baseballcardresource.com/img/49Sunbeam/49Sunbeam_Grace_A.jpg"> <img src="http://www.baseballcardresource.com/img/55OldHomestead/55OldHome_McKee_A.jpg"><br />

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08-12-2007, 12:56 AM
Posted By: <b>boxingcardman</b><p><img src="http://www.network54.com/Realm/tmp/1186808145.JPG"> <br /><br /><img src="http://www.network54.com/Realm/tmp/1186808159.JPG">

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08-12-2007, 01:01 AM
Posted By: <b>Paul</b><p>Randy,<br /><br /> Thanks for posting the image of the Gibson. I've been looking for one for years. If you ever want to let it go, ...<br /><br />Paul

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08-13-2007, 02:05 PM
Posted By: <b>mkbow</b><p>Here's a group of minor leaguers with a couple of Hall of Famers. <br /><br /><img src="http://i184.photobucket.com/albums/x141/mkbow/4minorcards.jpg">

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08-13-2007, 07:36 PM
Posted By: <b>Dan Bretta</b><p>What issue is that Stengel card? How tough is it to come by?

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08-13-2007, 08:09 PM
Posted By: <b>Paul</b><p>The Stengel is a Signal Oil, from 1948 or 1949 (I forget which). Lombardi and Billy Martin are also in the set. They pop up occasionally on ebay. I haven't followed them closely, but I think you shouldn't have difficulty finding Stengel for under a hundred dollars. But it could take a few months.

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08-14-2007, 12:08 AM
Posted By: <b>mark</b><p>Dan, the Stengel is from the beautiful 1948 Signal Oil set of 24 Oakland Oaks. I dont currently have a dupe but shouldn't be too hard to locate a nice copy. If you want I will see what I can find out here. A couple of shows coming up. Mark

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08-21-2007, 09:21 PM
Posted By: <b>Andrew</b><p>Some of the early to mid '70s issues aren't exactly easy to find.<br /><br /><img src="http://photos.imageevent.com/littletreasures/host/websize/Rickey%20ML.jpg"><br><br>"Take your life in your own hands and what happens? A terrible thing: no one to blame." -- Erica Jong

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08-21-2007, 10:18 PM
Posted By: <b>Paul S</b><p>Look at Henderson's grip on the bat. What's he doing? lol