1.21.2014

1919-21 W514
Casey Stengel

Though this set was produced from 1919-21, Stengel only played in Pittsburgh from 1918-19.

Stengel was a decent-enough ballplayer but a superstar manager. Most would recognize him as the Yankees manager of the 1950s.

As such he was a 7-time world champion. He won another championship in 1922 as a player for the New York Giants.

This strip card is held together by tape (unfortunately stuck to the front of the card) and has evidence of having been attached to a scrapbook. Without the tape, it would probable be in a half-dozen pieces.

It's missing a chunk from bellow Stengel's neck and the info at the bottom of the card is partly missing. But really, I don't care. I think it's pretty cool for a 95-years-old piece of cardboard.

3 comments:

david bancroft said...

Nice to see you pick up another old beater, It's been awhile. I always loved when Casey Stengel took Mickey Mantle out to the outfield to show him how to play the tricky Ebbets Field caroms.
Supposedly, Mantle looked at Stengel incredulously and said, "You played here?"

Anonymous said...

Oh what beautious wreckage. And indeed the historical knowledge in your posts is worthy of Stengelese.
Keep up the great work!

pulpephemera said...

Oh what beautious wreckage. And indeed the historical knowledge in your posts is worthy of Stengelese.
Keep up the great work!