You know, the team that beat the heralded Chicago White Sox. The Black Sox. Eight Men Out.
Ring beat Eddie Cicotte in Game 4 of the World Series 2-0. Cicotte was 29-7 with an 1.82 ERA during the regular season.
When I was younger, these old strip cards provided me with a way to get a card of a star player at an affordable price. I remember getting my first strip cards in the late 1980s. I think I got a Babe Ruth, Ty Cobb, Walter Johnson, Rogers Hornsby, George Sisler, Wally Pipp and Jess Barnes for about $50. Good luck getting Wally Pipp alone for under $50 today.
I still enjoy finding these cards on places like eBay. This example set me back about $7 — and it's the rarer W516-2-2 version.
Just in case you were wondering there were three variations of this set. 516-1 were hand lettered and had a normal image, 516-2-1 had a reversed image and typed lettering, 516-2-2 was reversed and hand typed.
It really doesn't matter which variation you get, these old cards are a great addition to any vintage collection.