Tuesday, August 26, 2014

I Have No Will Power....Scorecard Style

Less than two weeks ago I wrote a post on my final Cubs scorecard, the 1948 card.  It completed my run of four-page 8½" x 11" cards.  I said that I was done except for adding cards from future seasons.

My lack of will power saw me purchase one more card.

But trust me, there was a good reason for the purchase; actually a couple of good reasons.

Really, there were.  I promise.

Here's the card I picked up.

It's not really a scorecard.   It is a sixteen page program with a scorecard stapled into the center.

But look at that cover...another beauty by Otis Shepard.  That was one of the good reasons for getting the card.  This was his first cover, and by adding it to my collection, I would have all of his covers.

The second reason was just as good....I got the card for only fifteen bucks.  Most programs from this era go for at least double that price.  Not only was the price right, but so was the condition of the program.  It is in excellent shape for something that is 68 years old.  There is very little yellowing and the colors are still very bright.

A Shepard cover at a bargain price...how could I say no?

Shepard did a total of sixteen cover and they make a beautiful 4x4 tile.

I may have to print that on photo paper and frame it.


  1. It is truly art that just happens to be on a scorecard/program. Awesome stuff!

  2. I'm guessing that's the same artist who did the covers for the Sporting News Baseball Registers of the late 40's and 50's? Style looks very similar.

  3. That tile looks awesome!!! You definitely should print it out