Introducing ‘Old School’

Today sees the addition of a new feature to The Wax Fantastic that goes by the name of ‘Old School’!

With ‘Prospect Watch’ we take an ongoing look at the stars of the future along with their Prospect cards, but with ‘Old School’ I wanted to go in the opposite direction and look back at ball players and their cards from the early part of the 20th Century – from the Dead Ball Era to the period leading up to World War II! I’ve made no secret of my love of Baseball history and I find this time absolutely fascinating to read about and research.

Baseball cards from this time are amongst some of the most sought after in the Hobby. Some of Baseball’s earliest superstars and future Hall of Famers have cards from this era, and the likes of Ty Cobb, John McGraw, Willie Keeler, Tris Speaker, along with countless others, have been immortalised on these rare and highly coveted pieces of cardboard!

So I figure, “What the hell?”, let’s learn a bit more about these players and their cards! Some of the names you may have heard of, others maybe not! But that’s all part of the fun!! I just want to try and open up this rich and vibrant part of the Hobby to those of you who might not be as familiar with the era, and maybe some of the enthusiasm that I have for the period will come across as well!

And who knows? Maybe we’ll look at this guy at some point in the future. I mean, it’s not as if he doesn’t get enough attention already 🙂



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