Thursday, June 08, 2017

The 30-Day Baseball Card Challenge - Day 23

"A favorite oddball card from the 1950s."

1952-55 Dormand postcards Mickey Mantle #111 - since it’s not actually a trading card, the postcard may not have the same lore attached to it as the more conventional sized Mantle cards of the era.

According to the 2016 Standard Catalog of Vintage Baseball Cards, the postcards were produced by a photographer [Louis Dormand] - on orders from big league players as a means to answer fan mail.

I like how the image of a seemingly morose, yet still stately Mantle on an overcast day - stands out more on the larger than a baseball card item.

1 comment:

Fuji said...

Awesome! Great image of Mantle.