Historic Autographs is very pleased to announce the release of 2020 HA Half-Century Originals. This 2-year labor of love embodies what vintage collecting is all about, as Historic Autograph has melded nearly every card series from 1909 through 1949. With T205, T206, T207, M116 Cracker Jacks, E120, E121, E122, V61, Strip card series, Delong, US Caramel, all the Goudey series, Diamond Stars, Batter-Up, 1940 Play Ball, 1941 Play Ball, Tip Tops, both 1948 and 1949 Bowman, R346 Blue Tint, M&P and Sewell Greats - this product has something for everyone.
Our National Pastime has evolved from the pastoral game played on a sunny afternoon in small towns throughout America to a beacon that lit the way for Jackie Robinson to integrate the game. In the first half of the 20th Century, baseball's landscape changed dramatically and Historic Autographs is honoring these years with a product that features cards from 1909 through 1949 - from Walter Johnson to Satchel Paige, Babe Ruth to Jackie Robinson, Ty Cobb to Roy Campanella, Lou Gehrig to Joe DiMaggio and everyone in between. Many HOF players rookies cards are used.
Every box will contain EIGHT cards - each with an original baseball card coupled with the matching player's autograph. Each box will contain ONE Hall of Fame player. Every 6-box case will contain EITHER a Group A player or (2) Group B players. All HOF players appear a minimum of two times with most appearing more than twice.
Group A players are: (3) Babe Ruth, (2) Lou Gehrig, Ty Cobb, Honus Wagner, Walter Johnson, Napoleon Lajoie, Jackie Robinson, Satchel Paige, Eddie Collins, Jimmie Foxx, Mel Ott, Rogers Hornsby, Tony Lazzeri, Tris Speaker and Roy Campanella.
Group B players are: Mickey Cochrane, Homerun Baker, Jim Bottomley, Kiki Cuyler, Dizzy Dean, Joe DiMaggio, Hank Greenberg, Goose Goslin, Lefty Grove, Harry Heilmann, Chuck Klein, Connie Mack, Rabbit Maranville, Herb Pennock, Eppa Rixey, Al Simmons, Pie Traynor, Dazzy Vance, Arky Vaughan, Paul Waner and Ted Williams.
In addition to the case guarantees of one Group A or (2) Group B players, there are many other big hit cards including, but not limited to; Stan Musial RC, Richie Ashburn RC, Yogi Berra RC, Bob Feller RC, Phil Rizzuto RC, Joe Gordon RC, Bob Lemon RC, Larry Doby RC, Gil Hodges RC, Pee Wee Reese RC, Joe Medwick, Dave Bancroft, Max Carey, Bill Terry, Frankie Frisch, Bill McKechnie, Lefty Gomez RC, Wally Pipp, etc.
Era 1 - 1909-1930 ... cards comes (1) every 3 boxes
Era 2 - 1932-1941 ... (4-6) cards per box
Era 3 - 1943-1949 ... (2-3) cards per box