So I finally got around to scanning some more SI stuff from the 60s last night. Figured I’d share here.
That’s some cover. And for whatever reason, their idea of World Series “Coverage” is one short article. The date is crazy, though. October 1st for the World Series? Really? Well, I guess this was supposed to be a preview issue, as the Series didn’t start until the 4th. Anyway, didn’t get a whole lot of scans from that article, as there were very few photos other than this, a series of Maury Wills sliding into second at Wrigley:
What really interested me, though, is the ads:
This one blew my mind. In 1962, 1934 was just 28 years previous. To think that they were 28 years removed from Gehrig doing his thing…well, like I said, it blew my mind.
I’ll be honest, I didn’t even know who Allie Reynolds was til I saw this, and I still don’t get why he had this ad. Because he was a starter and a reliever? It is a mystery.
This shot is from the 1960 issue I showed the other day. Honestly, how great is that shot? Amazing.
So, on to other stuff. Today, for the first time in my four-year fantasy football career, I sit in first place in my division. I was a little worried after I screwed up the first week of the season, but I managed to pick up a few choice free agents and pull it together. It took me years to get this thing, but I’m finally starting to understand. And it’s spurring a newfound passion for football for me. Odd, that.
My other great collecting passion is video games, and the new Castlevania came out yesterday. It’s pretty good so far, with some frustrating moments. Worth the purchase, I think, though.
Anyway, let’s see what’s going on…
- Smed’s Baseball Card Blog paid $30.00 for Sil Campusano. Say what?
- The Greatest 21 Days featured Roger Samuels, late of the 1988 Project.
- Orioles Card “O” The Day is looking at odd stats for each member of the Orioles this year, starting with Chris Tillman.
- Cards on Cards is doing 30 teams in 30 days, starting with the Chicago Cubs. Looking forward to the rest of the series!
- The Hall of Very Good continued to study the 2010 season with a great look at May.
- Sports Memorabilia News said that the Hall of Fame admitted that a Shoeless Joe jersey is not authentic. Sad story.
- Wrigley Wax continued to look at the 2010 roster with some cool customs.
- Padrographs had autographs from Marc Newfield and Phil Nevin.
- Number 5 Type Collector showed off a 1977 TCMA 1960 Pirates card of Don Hoak.
- The Priceless Pursuit showed an…interesting…painting of Torii Hunter from National Chicle.
- SpastikMooss opened a 1993 Classic Best pack at A Pack To Be Named Later.
- Play at the Plate opened a 2010 Topps Chrome rack pack.
- Night Owl Cards looked at the contents of his brother-in-law’s mystery box of cards. Worth the read.
Okay that’s all for today, folks…have a good one!