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Old 09-24-2010, 09:36 AM
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Default Good ole Gus....1931 Metropolitan Studios

I was just going through some stuff and came upon this card. It's a 1931 Metropolitan Studios card. This series is usually very cheap ($20-$30 a card) and has some great poses. How can you not love this pose? (note his left sleeve, can you imagine that in today's billion dollar industry?) Show some neat, albeit common cards, if you would like to.....
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Old 09-24-2010, 10:04 AM
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I love these cards, they're gorgeous. I have a Frankie Frisch somewhere, and I can definitely tell you it wasn't cheap.

Photos of prewar players in uniform, with all their rips and stains, are some of my favorite things about the hobby. You're dead on, Leon - seeing a big old hole in the sleeve like that is awesome.

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Default Good Ole Burleigh...................

Love the set too, almost done with it. Need a Mancuso come to think of it.

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I am trying to finish my set signed. Please let me know if anybody has any for sale?
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.. I like the spotless clean uniform .

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I am trying to finish my set signed. Please let me know if anybody has any for sale?
FYI, generally these requests should go in the BST areas. Thanks

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... and just for fun , send in for grading a '31 Met which has been altered by some kid with a few crayons ; the kid was really good because you'd never know the colors were added......look at the shoes , even...... I think some collectors consider this to be his rookie card ?

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Love the Metropolitan Studio set. Many great portraits. This is my only signed one.

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Nice card Dave. I had a question about a NY Giants item if you could drop me a line.
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I bought a set from Lew Lipset mainly for the cool poses and this picture of Branch Rickey.
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Does anyone have the envelope that these cards came in with a 1931 postmark on it???? I have a worn envelope somewhere, I recall no postmark. For several years I've thought maybe these should be considered with a 1932 issue date; I think the set may have been produced after the Cards won the 1931 World Series, and if that wasn't in late 1931 then it would have been early 1932, and fans could have bought the envelope full of the pictures at the ball park, or at a newsstand. I think Metropolitan Studios issued similar sized pictures of movie stars, and I'm guessing they'd be sold at newsstands. An envelope with a 1931 postmark would lock these in as a 1931 issue.

These are 1931 players / World Champions, no argument there.
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I have the set and an original envelope. The Cardinals address is printed in the upper left of the envelope but there is no sign of a postmark. A handwritten note was included with a set that was auctioned earlier this year. The note reads . . .

"Early 30's, Tuberculosis Day, rained out 1st day, Cards won 2-1, Flint Rhem pitch, Boston Braves op., Uncle Henry took me to game, bought pictures 50 cents, receipts went to cure tuberc"

Tuberculosis Day was an annual event. I can't find a Rhem game against Boston that was 2-1 so not sure what year is referenced but it explains why many of the mailing envelopes that turn up have no postmark.
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I have the set and an original envelope. The Cardinals address is printed in the upper left of the envelope but there is no sign of a postmark. A handwritten note was included with a set that was auctioned earlier this year. The note reads . . .

"Early 30's, Tuberculosis Day, rained out 1st day, Cards won 2-1, Flint Rhem pitch, Boston Braves op., Uncle Henry took me to game, bought pictures 50 cents, receipts went to cure tuberc"

Tuberculosis Day was an annual event. I can't find a Rhem game against Boston that was 2-1 so not sure what year is referenced but it explains why many of the mailing envelopes that turn up have no postmark.
No postmark? Interesting. Maybe they hand delivered them or never sent them out LOL.....
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Maybe they were for sale in the Metro Studio business and at the ball park.

I think some were mailed, I've heard tell of that. I may dig through stuff to see if I can find the envelope.
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I am really looking for the Chick Hafey one the most. The others posted, WHICH I GREATLY APPRECIATE, I have but these are SUPER hard to find.
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There's a Hafey on Ebay right now - $20 ends Wednesday
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