Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Fleer Famous Feats Finally Finished!

I've been working on getting the Cubs cards from the 1972 Fleer Famous Feats set since December.  There are four Cubs cards and the first two came easy.  Its taken a while more for the last two.  I picked up the third in March and just last week was able to get the final card.

This is the card that took so long.  I've need read anywhere that the set has shortprints, but this card rarely surfaced.

The card is also inaccurate.

From 1930 to 1999 Wilson was credited with 190 RBIs.  But in 1999, the newly appointed baseball historian (and former Tribune writer) Jerome Holtzman went through all of the box scores from Wilson's 1930 season.  He found that Wilson was shorted an RBI from a game on July 28.  MLB changed his official total to 191.

I fixed the Fleer card, too.

And if you're curious, here are all four of the Fleer Famous Feats Cubs:

1 comment:

  1. That set sure does look wonderful when gathered together!