8.13.2009

1961 Fleer
Lou Gehrig

About two years ago I had a chance to buy a 1933 Goudey Lou Gehrig.

I forget the asking price but it was less than I thought and I remember thinking to myself: "I can do this."

But I didn't.

So up until a few days ago I was Gehrig-free. Then I saw this card on eBay. Sure it's not from his playing days but it's a sweet card. It really is.

I think the 1961 Fleer set is underrated and definitely under-appreciated. It's simple design is really classic.

And if you are looking for a card of Lou Gehrig or Babe Ruth or Ty Cobb or Honus Wagner you may want to consider the 1961 Fleer set. Plus, you won't have to take out a loan from your local bank to get it.

I wonder what it was like for a kid in 1961 to pull a Lou Gehrig from the pack.

Did anyone ever utter the words, "I'll trade you my Babe Ruth for your Lou Gehrig and Mel Ott?"

Anyone out there remember collecting this set? I'd like to hear from you.

2 comments:

Carl Crawford Cards said...

I'm not actively going after it at the moment, but I am after a couple of players from it. It's a nice set.

My father-in-law hooked me up with the Mordecai Brown, and I want to score the Charles Bender. If memory serves the Frank Baker is also really nice.

I wonder how many of the cards are pics of them as players? Brown is clearly shown as an old man, I'm guessing as a pitching coach, and I'm unsure bout Bender.

Nice find!

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