Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Smoke 'em if you got 'em

So, if you saw the blog post I made about cards I found in Cooperstown, you may have seen the last card I posted was the oldest card in my collection - a 1919 Cactus Cravath strip card:


Well, it turns out that Mr. Cravath was quite the character- he lead the National League in Home Runs 6 times in the 1910's.... in 1915 he hit 24 Homers. 24! That's just crazy for 1915.

Gavvy Cravath also has a connection  to my hometown. It turns out he played three seasons for the Minneapolis Millers, including a ridiculous season in 1911. He batted .363 with 29 homers, 53(!) Doubles and a total of 221 hits.

"I steal bases with my bat" -- Gavvy Cravath


T206! Minneapolis Miller Gavvy Cravath.

There's a new oldest card in town- and it's a beaut!
I guess I'm a Cravath super collector now...

6 comments:

  1. Great pickup! That's such a cool card.

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  2. Gavvy Cravath is one of those names from baseball lore that has always stuck in my brain. Great cards!

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  3. Love both cards, nice acquisitions!

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  4. Welcome to the T206 club. Now I don't have to send you a T206 ;).

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    1. Thanks! I mean, if you just happen to have another Minneapolis T206 lying around, taking up space.... I'd be happy to help you out. : )

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