Saturday, July 30, 2011

A Nu Ernie Banks Card

No, that't not a typo in the title. Here is my nu card:

It's from set released in 1961 by a company called Nu-Card. There were 80 cards is "Baseball Highlights" set. As you can see, the front looks like a newspaper.

The back of the card has an "article" describing the news event. Ernie's card is dated September 29, 1958 and the article describes how he set the shortstop single season home run record with 47, which also led the National League.

There are 80 different cards in the set, that are oddly numbered from 401 - 480. I'm not sure what happened to #1-400!

Of all the extra Ernie Banks cards I have in my player collection, this is now the oldest and moves to the front of the box.

1 comment:

  1. 1-72 was in the 1960 Nu-Card set. Banks is in that one, too.