View Full Version : REA lot 166 Red Hindu Mystery?

05-06-2009, 08:24 AM
I was perusing my REA catalog while in the tub last night...and I noticed that the Walter Johnson w/Red Hindu back...has had a mark removed from the back...which is/was not noticeable on the web site but is pretty clear in the catalog.

I have owned three red hindu's in my day...2 of which had a 7-c marked on the back in what appears to be a wax pencil or crayon. I believe Jeff L has the Chase...which I sold a few years ago.

I purchased my 2 red hindu's in an auction in silver spring, MD in the early nineties...of which there was a 3rd...elberfield fielding.

I have never seen the same 7-c mark on any other t-cards...besides the 3 red hindu's at the auction in MD...and now the Johnson that just sold in REA. Does anyone have any insight what this 7-c may mean...or has anyone seen any other cards with this mark on the back?

Peter Ullman

Rob D.
05-06-2009, 08:43 AM
I was perusing my REA catalog while in the tub last night ...

Way, way, way, way too much info.

Jim VB
05-06-2009, 09:06 AM
AAAAAAH! We've got to live with that picture the rest of the day?

Someone else post something. Quick!

(Or, as Barry will say: Serenity now!)

05-06-2009, 09:18 AM
dammit guys...do I need to edit my post? Atleast there's no pubic hair in my scan this time!

05-06-2009, 09:19 AM
I had to stop at TUB.........

The european '7' could also be an 'F'.....maybe initials FC.............?

Bosox Blair
05-06-2009, 10:41 AM
In the REA "Addendum" to the online lot description, he seems to believe it is "FC", though he does not say what it stands for (if he knows)...



05-06-2009, 10:45 AM
blair...thanks...I missed the addendum!

Jim VB
05-06-2009, 11:04 AM
blair...thanks...I missed the addendum!

Well, of course you did. Unless you were looking at the auction using a waterproof laptop!


Brian Weisner
05-06-2009, 12:05 PM
Hi Peter,
I called Rob about the "FC" or "7C" on the Johnson, as I have several Brown Hindu's with the same marking. I'll post some pictures when I get home later. Be well Brian

PS I think the original collection included 5-6 Red Hindu's and 15-20 Brown Hindu's....

05-06-2009, 12:07 PM
I take baths too...as Winston Churchill (and Elaine) said: "why stand when you can sit?"

05-06-2009, 12:07 PM
thanks Brian...Interesting to hear there are others besides red hindu's...now who can FC be?

05-06-2009, 12:16 PM
Fidel Castro

Rob D.
05-06-2009, 12:21 PM
<img src="http://02aa8ac.netsolhost.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2008/08/791px-frank-costanza-airing-of-greivances1.png">

Kotton King
05-06-2009, 12:37 PM
Frank Chance?

05-06-2009, 12:59 PM
Frank Chance makes more sense than the other 2...but I love the idea that Frank Costanza may have owned them too!

05-06-2009, 12:59 PM

I have one with the same marking and I have a friend who has a Wheat with the same marking on the red hindu back.


Brian Weisner
05-06-2009, 01:14 PM
Here are the pictures.... I still don't know if they are F's or crossed 7's, but the more ornate Fc's in pen seem to suggest they are F's...

I hope to have more later.
Be well Brian

05-06-2009, 01:22 PM
that last one's interesting, Brian. It looks like the larger FC was erased...or removed mostly...then written smaller up top. Cool...I've never seen this other style of FC...in smaller letters.

So have any non Hindu cards been found with these initials?

Brian Weisner
05-06-2009, 02:24 PM
Hi Peter,
I have quite a few different brands with FE on them, but I haven't seen any FC's on anything other than Hindu... Here is picture of a lot I purchased:


Be well Brian

05-06-2009, 02:49 PM
Now isn't that a pretty sight!

Thanks for sharing Brian.


05-06-2009, 03:05 PM
Brian - That is sweet sight, indeed....

Can we play guess a card ? If we guess the player on the front, you fork over the Hindu ??

Seriously, Nice lot... Did you bump into that on Tobacco Road ?

Hope all is well,


05-06-2009, 03:20 PM
Wow, Brian...that's cool...only thing nicer would have been a sea of red! Odd all of the Fc's are only on hindu's...eh?

Brian Weisner
05-06-2009, 03:27 PM
Hi Peter,
I have a scan from an auction in the mid to late 90's that includes both Red and Brown Hindu "FC'S".... But I can't find the damn thing...:(
I'm sure I'll run across it in a few months...

Be well Brian :)