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Old 08-26-2018, 03:33 PM
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Very nice! What's the most desirable card in the set after Ruth?
I think there are a few that made the majors in the set but no big names, from what I remember. Here is a larger, photo from them...similar to the cards but a bit larger.

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Frederick Foto was a Sacramento company so a lot of the players pictured have ties to Sacramento in some way but certainly not all of them.

The larger version of these I believe are actually the proofs that they used to make the small cards with. My copy you can see the ink or paint pen as a raised application on the surface of the card, and it is in the same spot as the name on the small/regular version.

The best player not named Babe Ruth may be Alexander. I have never seen this card so I am not sure if that is Grover Alexander as I see no Alexander playing in the PCL in 1921. There is also the possibility that a card will be found of Sam Crawford, Lefty O’Doul or Gavvy Cravath as they were all in the PCL that year.

Of the cards I have seen over the years IMO the best non Ruth card is one Leon just showed that was part of his collection (I now own it)... Ernie Shore. Shore was a popular Red Sox pitcher and one of Ruth’s fellow teammates and famously pitched a no hitter after Ruth was ejected from the game in the first inning for fighting with an umpire. Also interesting is that Joe Gedeon has a card and he was ejected along with the Black Sox after the 1920 season for knowledge of the fix.
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Any significance to the cards with the Frederick Foto logo versus the handwritten caption?
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Old 08-28-2018, 10:15 AM
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Here's Alexander.
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Old 08-28-2018, 11:20 AM
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Wow, guess that answers that. Thanks for sharing!
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Eskenazi for the killshot.
Brockelman & Luckey offered up a passel of the FF's several years ago. Here is my typecard.
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Here's Alexander.
Awesome card Dave, I always love seeing your hidden gems!

I had never seen the “Alexander” anywhere but the known checklist and figured it made the most sense for it to be Grover, seems like they decided to make the best batter of the day (Ruth) and perhaps the best pitcher (in their opinion) as neither player had any real connection to the PCL like the majority of the players in the set did. Neat to be able to confirm another card of one of the top 10 pitchers of all time!

Now someone just needs to find a Cobb as well (that would be an amazing card!)
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Not a Cobb, but here's a scan of Walter Mails (not mine) I've been looking for over the years.
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Not a Cobb, but here's a scan of Walter Mails (not mine) I've been looking for over the years.
Wow! The condition of the Mails and some of the others looks great. Ver cool cards everyone. Love the image quality of these. Thanks for sharing!!
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