Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Post Richie Ashburn

The bulk of his career was spent with the Phillies, but Hall of Famer Richie Ashburn was also a Cub for two seasons near the end of his playing time.  Traded from the Phillies in January, 1960, he played outfield for the Cubs in 1960 and 1961.

Post issued cards of Asburn as a Cub in the 1961 and 1962 sets, though he was sold to the Mets in December, 1961.

The cards feature two different pictures, both taken at Wrigley Field.  One thing I've noticed about the Post cards is that most of the Cubs pictures were taken at Wrigley Field.  I'm not familiar with too many of these cards of non-Cubs.  Do they feature pictures of the players taken in their home ballparks, or were the photographers used by Post based in Chicago?

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