“Let me see if I got this right. You buy low grade
beat up cards and feature them on your blog.
That’s awesome. Totally different than all the
other blogs I have seen featuring the nicest cards.”
1921-30 Major League Ball Die-cuts
Okay, we all know the story. Pipp is reported to have not been feeling well on June 2, 1925. It seems he had a headache and made it known to the Yankees trainer. Manager Miller Huggins noticed and told Pipp to make way for a younger replacement. That replacement was Lou Gehrig and history was made. Gehrig went on to play 2,130 consecutive games earning him the nickname of "Iron Horse."
Another story says Pipp was replaced since he was struggling against left-handers. And yet another story said it was a result of being injured during batting practice a few days earlier.
Nonetheless, Pipp was out and Gehrig was in. By 1926, Pipp was a member of the Cincinnati Reds.
Which brings me to this "card."
Pipp is represented as a member of the Reds which means it probably dates from 1926-28. It's actually a game piece for a popular game called, "Major League Ball-The Indoor BB Game Supreme."
From what I understand the actual team dicecuts were standard but board game players would replace the names each year to update a team's lineup. If you look close enough you can see the label glued to the card.
I don't care if it's technically a baseball card or not. What I do know is that it's a treasured part of this guys poor old baseball card collection.