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Old 12-04-2017, 07:39 PM
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Finally got around to making a case for my Robert Gould figures like I made for my Tastee Freez and Big League sets a few years back. (posted here http://www.net54baseball.com/showthr...ighlight=gould) Pretty happy with it, I think, although I am not able to find a couple of figures I was pretty sure I had – lost somewhere in my collection abyss apparently! I was able to pick up a few original contracts signed by a featured player and Robert Gould – I have matted the original Don Newcombe contract with Gould in the center. Made the compartments big enough to hold the cards also, and I have a few I put in, but the price of the cards will probably keep me from ever getting close to a full set of those!

I have also included 3 (or maybe 2) variations of the trophies that were made featuring the Gould figures a few years later, this time in silver. One has the 1959 World Series plaque, the other two do not, although I suppose it is possible someone expertly removed the plaque off of one of them. The other is different in both that it has a black base, and also the name being included on the base (Ray Boone). All of the ones that I have seen in the past with the 1959 World Series plaque have no name on the base but are clearly the same mold as the original player (like the Hank Thompson and (maybe) the Smokey Burgess I have). Anybody have any more information on these small trophies, or additional styles?

I also included in the center two of the original Baby Ruth/Butterfinger order forms that let folks order the figures in sets of 7, for 50 cents and two wrappers. Maybe I should take a shot and send the order form in with two quarters and 2 wrappers! I don’t see an offer expiration date!

Happy collecting!
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Old 12-04-2017, 08:29 PM
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Very impressive, that really looks great. I have Ashburn but not the card. However I did find a booklet of all the player cards which will have to do. You probably have the booklet too, but if you don’t, let me know and I will try to post some pictures.
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Old 12-04-2017, 10:27 PM
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I always thought these were kind of neat, but never really appreciated them fully. Your display, with the dark background, allows these to really stand out visually. Extremely well done.
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Old 12-04-2017, 11:43 PM
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I always thought these were kind of neat, but never really appreciated them fully. Your display, with the dark background, allows these to really stand out visually. Extremely well done.
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I also enjoyed the link to your Tastee Freeze collection.
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Old 12-05-2017, 02:23 PM
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Great display!! I pick up a tastee freeze statue now and then, love the way you display them with the advertisement.
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Old 12-05-2017, 10:40 PM
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Thanks! The booklet is pretty neat. From what I understand, the individual figures were sold rubber banded to a card, and the boxed sets of 7 included the booklet that contained a page for each card. I don't have the booklet yet, but I will grab one eventually I think!
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Old 12-06-2017, 11:46 AM
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That is an outstanding collection.

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Old 12-07-2017, 06:42 PM
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Hi Marty:

GREAT looking display. You and I are soul brothers with the figurals! I started on the Goulds, Big League and Tastee Freez about a year ago. Still looking for a few.

Namely Gould Kluzewski and Zernial and Big League Replacements for Hodges and Snider.

Below are a few oddball things and an ad from Walgreens in Chicago from September 24, 1959 I found researching something else I will be posting about later.

First the ad. As you will read they sold four "generic" golden Gould's, a catcher, pitcher, fielder and batter on an ivory base. Strange the ad says the statues are "golden" while Marty's and the Mays and Thompson below are chrome/silver. Marty, what does the plaque say on yours? The reason I ask about the plaque is because if you look at one of the photos below the plaque on the Thompson says:

Souvenir 1959 World Series Chicago vs. SAN FRANCISCO.

Of course the White Sox played the Dodgers in the Series. Strangely the plaque in the ad states: Chicago White Sox American League Champs 1959. So I wonder if there are different plaques?

You will also see a chrome/silver Mays on an ivory base with no plaque, neither the Thompson or Mays has the players name on the base.

So it appears the Walgreen generic catcher is the Burgess, the batter is Mays, the fielder is Thompson. Now we have to find a pitcher on the ivory base to see which pitcher they used.

Others shown are a chrome/silver Ashburn with name atop a brown base with the plaque engraved " St. Columba 1961", a solid red (???) Porterfield no name, a gold Ashburn with his name.

Hopefully others can add info on these.

Fred
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Hi Marty:

GREAT looking display. You and I are soul brothers with the figurals! I started on the Goulds, Big League and Tastee Freez about a year ago. Still looking for a few.

Namely Gould Kluzewski and Zernial and Big League Replacements for Hodges and Snider.

Below are a few oddball things and an ad from Walgreens in Chicago from September 24, 1959 I found researching something else I will be posting about later.

First the ad. As you will read they sold four "generic" golden Gould's, a catcher, pitcher, fielder and batter on an ivory base. Strange the ad says the statues are "golden" while Marty's and the Mays and Thompson below are chrome/silver. Marty, what does the plaque say on yours? The reason I ask about the plaque is because if you look at one of the photos below the plaque on the Thompson says:

Souvenir 1959 World Series Chicago vs. SAN FRANCISCO.

Of course the White Sox played the Dodgers in the Series. Strangely the plaque in the ad states: Chicago White Sox American League Champs 1959. So I wonder if there are different plaques?

You will also see a chrome/silver Mays on an ivory base with no plaque, neither the Thompson or Mays has the players name on the base.

So it appears the Walgreen generic catcher is the Burgess, the batter is Mays, the fielder is Thompson. Now we have to find a pitcher on the ivory base to see which pitcher they used.

Others shown are a chrome/silver Ashburn with name atop a brown base with the plaque engraved " St. Columba 1961", a solid red (???) Porterfield no name, a gold Ashburn with his name.

Hopefully others can add info on these.

Fred
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