9.07.2013

1948 Leaf
Johnny Vander Meer

When it comes to condition I'm just as picky as the next guy. But instead of grading up, I'm always looking to grade down.

After all, this is Poor Old Baseball Cards.

In 2009, I posted this card here. And while it's not in the best shape, this example is far worse. And I love it.

You really need to click on the card pictured above to get a sense of its awesomeness.

If you don't own a 1948 leaf card, you should. The simple design and vivid, bright colors are amazing.

I recently read that while these cards have both 1948 and 1949 copyright dates, they were actually distributed in 1949. Any oldtimers out there remember collecting these cards as children?

I know it's a long shot but it would be great to hear from someone who was an original owner.

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