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frohme
11-05-2016, 12:26 PM
As far as I can tell from the search functions, its been a couple years since there was a thread discussing Buck Barker's writing (http://www.net54baseball.com/showthread.php?t=196370) on the backs of cards. Recently had a chance to read Old Cardboard's "Meet Buck Barker" (http://www.oldbaseball.com/refs/barker/buckbarker.html) write-up by George V. Good 10 minute read for those that want to know more about a hobby pioneer and the days when things ere a lot simpler (and slower).

There are lots of examples of Barker's research, attention to detail, and recording of provenance on the backs of cards across the collecting spectrum. Show 'em if you've got 'em.

My only two:
http://i186.photobucket.com/albums/x51/frohme/Hageman-Barker_zpsk6mv8xno.jpghttp://i186.photobucket.com/albums/x51/frohme/Thomas-Barkert_zpsylihmqwt.jpg

also ... if you have thoughts either good or bad on Barker's annotating of cards - for historical reference or personal research - let 'er rip.

Leon
11-05-2016, 01:43 PM
a Buck of a letter......to Tom Collier, circa 1979 (the back and the envelope below, resized)

http://luckeycards.com/buckletter1979june.jpg
http://luckeycards.com/buckletter1979juneb.jpg

trdcrdkid
11-05-2016, 02:38 PM
I just have this Exhibit card of Charlie Gehringer that Buck used as a postcard to write to fellow collector Jake Wise in 1948. I already posted it a few months ago in my post on the issue date of 1948 Bowman baseball (here: http://www.net54baseball.com/showthread.php?t=223647). I also have a few hobby publications addressed to Barker, which is not quite the same thing, but they're also things he once owned.

http://i246.photobucket.com/albums/gg98/dkathman1/IMG_20160606_0003.jpg
http://i246.photobucket.com/albums/gg98/dkathman1/IMG_20160606_0004.jpg

mybuddyinc
11-05-2016, 03:05 PM
Just my Wiggs. My only Obak, like the image, layout, and wisps of clouds in sky:

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Interesting letter, definitely a eclectic writer.

I, personally :rolleyes:, think they are great, adds a ton of character :)

Fun, Scott

Jay Wolt
11-05-2016, 03:38 PM
Cool thread

http://qualitycards.com/pictures/1282382004.jpg

http://qualitycards.com/pictures/1282382004b.jpg

brianp-beme
11-05-2016, 03:40 PM
Even though I have many more Buck encrusted cards, the same dang scan of Zeenuts as shown in the other linked thread will have to suffice...sometimes a guy gets awfully tired when scanning. A personal favorite is the James Cagney superimposed strip like image that Buck worked his research around. In my mind his writing on a card (especially on the blank backed Zeenuts) makes it many times more interesting.

Brian

h2oya311
11-06-2016, 01:41 AM
thought you were looking for Jack Buck:

http://photos.imageevent.com/derekgranger/almosthofcollection/websize/1969%20Buck_Caray.jpghttp://photos.imageevent.com/derekgranger/personal/websize/1969%20Buck_Caray%20_back_.jpg

Leon
11-06-2016, 12:55 PM
Buck writing in 1973, again to Tom Collier. This sounded like some fun collecting, pre-internet.

http://luckeycards.com/buck3.jpg

rgpete
11-06-2016, 07:30 PM
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T206Collector
11-07-2016, 12:24 AM
One of my favs...

MartyFromCANADA
11-07-2016, 09:51 AM
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