Wednesday, April 13, 2011

An Aura

Here's one of the 1934-'36 Batter Ups I have in my collection:

Card #74 -- Chick Fullis, Philadelphia Phillies

While some collectors have issues collecting these cards if they've been removed by their perforation, long-time readers know that I have no such aversion. However, it's interesting to point out that all six of the cards I own from this set are intact. Yes, they have scuffs (such as this one) and writing, but they're complete cards otherwise.

However, this card may pose a dilemma to collectors. It's intact, but it isn't for the condition-sensitive collector. There's a liquid stain on the back -- soda, perhaps -- that has seeped through the die-cut area to create a unique "aura" around the player.

1 comment:

  1. Even with all it's flaws it is still in better shape than my one lone example. Mine is missing the whole top half so instead of an aura Rick Ferrel is surrounded by air.