Monday, October 7, 2019

Billy Lottery

I picked up an oddball Billy Williams item for the Billy collection...

... this 1996 Illinois Lottery ticket.

The scratch-off game was called "Baseball Legends."  Besides Billy, there were four other legends, Ernie Banks, Carton Fisk, Minnie Minoso, and Red Schoendienst.  That' two Cubs, two Sox, and a Cardinal for the central and southern Illinois residents.

The lottery skipped the logos so a little card-doctoring was necessary.  The picture looks to be mid-sixties Billy.  I checked all of my other Billy cards and didn't find another with this photo.  Kudos to the lottery for that.


  1. Very cool oddball. I wonder how many unscratched copies of these lottery tickets are floating around out there.