Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Fourth Anniversary HOF Giveaway

The first #5 type card profile went up four years ago yesterday. Big, cardboard-y thanks all who've read my blog, follow tweets @Number5TypeCard, or just enjoy a nice vintage set from time-to-time.

To commemorate, I'm giving away several vintage HOFers from the years when Yogisms sprang fresh from the mouth of Berra himself. Cards like this guy...

1964 Topps Giants #38, Harmon Killebrew

TRIVIA: Killer didn't wear #29, so that bat belonged to Julio Becquer (1961), Wally Post (1963), or Chuck Nieson (1964), depending on the photo year.

WHAT'S UP FOR GRABS: 1950s-60s HOFers, including the above Killebrew. Exact number of cards depends on number of entrants and links, as below.

June 19 UPDATE: Winners are picked and posted!

(For the record, my first post was 1952 Topps Larry Jansen on Things Done to Cards. I later updated the set's profile here with intact back scans.)

46 comments:

Don said...

Just started following on Twitter. I really enjoy reading about the minor league cards lately.

Greg Zakwin said...

1. Koufax
2. Re-Tweeted good sir.
3. I'll probably pimp.

Mark A. said...

1. So many good players from the 1960s. I'd pick Earl Wilson from that era, but I didn't 'discover' him until a few years ago. I'd have to go with Carl Yastrzemski as a player I saw in the 1960s. I always liked the Red Sox in the late 60s and early 70s.

2. Re-Tweeted. @mdaubrey

3. Pimping later.

Card Anathema said...

1. Clemente
2. RT'd good sir
3. Will more than likely pimp at some point today.

The Lost Collector said...

Mantle is hands down my favorite player from that era. Perhaps a generic/common answer, but the truth. He is followed closely by Rizzuto.

Superduperman99 said...

1. Harmon Killibrew
3. I'll do it later.

Jason said...

1. Bob Feller, though he didn't play in the '60s, so you could throw Pete Rose in there too.
2&3 - Don't tweet, blog hasn't been getting any love, so I'll settle for one entry.

Rhubarb_Runner said...

no 50's "favorite" for me, since the Twins started in '61. Have to go with Rod Carew.

Chris Stufflestreet said...

I don't really play favorites, Matt, but if I did...Mantle would be the safe choice. However, the quirky side of me would say Mossi, while the fan in me would say Aaron, and then there's Yaz, who I actually watched play.

night owl said...

Happy 4 years! Wow.

I love contests with easy questions.

Koufax. From the time I was a 4th grader in 1975. Not only a great player but a great man.

I'd retweet if I tweeted.

BA Benny said...

Congrats on 4 years!

I would have to go with Mantle, Berra, and Rizzuto since the Mets werent born til 1962.

I have retweeted.

I have plugged.

http://babennysbaseballcardbuffet.blogspot.com/2012/06/number-5-can-be-your-lucky-number.html

Thanks for the contest.

dgreen1899 said...

1. Brooks Robinson
2. Iam now following you on Twitter (@dgreen1899), and I have retweeted about your contest.
3. Pimped at http://dgreen1899.blogspot.com/2012/06/they-call-me-huggy-bearcuz-im-pimp.html

Nick said...

Roberto Clemente, no question. I just wish I had the chance to see him play.

Chunter said...

Eddie Matthews

http://thehomeofthebraves.blogspot.com/2012/06/getting-oh-so-close.html

Backstop Cards said...

Not being alive during this time, I don't know if I have a clear answer. However, being a huge Padres fan, I'll cheat a little bit and say Nate Colbert. He was on the inaugural Pads team in 1969, just barely qualifying for the '60s. He still holds the record for most career home runs as a Padre. His '69 Topps card is one of my all-time favorites.

irondequoit36 said...

Johnny Antonelli ,
6× All-Star (1954, 1956, 1957, 1958, 1959, 1959²)
World Series champion (1954)

night owl said...

Contest plugged:

http://nightowlcards.blogspot.com/2012/06/night-card-that-cant-be-topped-and.html

madding said...

I will go with The Bob Gibson.

I would like to mention your contest on my blog pages, but I am too busy trying to prove to Google that I am not a robot to remember how to update it at the moment. If I get a chance, I will.

Spiegel83 said...

Sandy Koufax was a God back then and still is today. Johnny Podres is also one of my favorites, mostly due to his pitching in the 1955 World Series.

The Dimwit said...

I'll have to go with Koufax as well.

coronado2010 said...

1-yogi berra...
3-coronado2010ttm.blogspot.com

FISHLEGBOOTS said...

Roberto Clemente.

Skroeker said...

#7 Mickey Mantle

The Angels In Order said...

Favorite 50s-60s player:
Stan Musial, or Stengel as a manager.

I dont know much about tweeting.

Contest promoted here:
http://angelsinorder.blogspot.com/2012/06/contest-for-vintage-cards.html

arpsmith said...

Definitely McCovey

Dont tweet, sorry.

Will pimp a little later

arpsmith said...

You have now been pimped! Thanks for the contest.

Mariner1 said...

My favorite and my son's would be Willie Stsrgell.
I RT'd and have followed for long time.
Will try to pimp you tonight or tomorrow

gcrl said...

you know what? i will go with don drysdale over koufax.

AdamE said...

1 Te

AdamE said...

Dang cell phone...

1Ted Williams
2 Still don't understand the whole tweet thing
3 Haven't. posted in a month, I may just retire

Josh D. said...

1) Probably Bob Gibson

A2 Wolverine said...

Tough question, I'll go with Roger Maris, Al Kaline, or Norm Cash.

A2 Wolverine said...

http://norelicspulled.blogspot.com/

Here's the link to my blog and a contest shoutout.

Don said...

Add that my favorite player is Alan Trammmell.

Reds Card Collector said...

I would have to say Ted Kluszewski is my favorite player. He had some big guns! I've pimped here http://redscardcollector.blogspot.com/2012/06/theres-contest-going-on.html

Matt said...

1.) Richie Ashburn (since I grew up listening to him on the radio)

The Diamond King said...

How did we get to 35 comments with no mention of Willie Mays?

Richard Nebe Jr. said...

It's good ole Mickey Mantle for me. You know, the whole #7 Jersey thing.

and pimpage is on the blog:
http://dawgbonesaphilliesphan.blogspot.com/2012/06/contest-pimpage.html

thanks for the contest,
Dawgbones

Richard Nebe Jr. said...

Oh, and Dawgs don't tweet, tweety boids is for puddy tats. Happy 4th, keep up the good blogging!

unclemoe said...

Luis Aparicio

moe.

Matt said...

As a Cardinals fan I'll have to say Stan Musial, with Red Schoendienst shortly behind.

And, I've promoted here:
http://tenetsofwilson.blogspot.com/2012/06/flea-markets-and-2-contest-plugs.html

Play at the Plate said...

My favorite player from that era is Carl Yastrzemski.

No tweeting here...

Pimpage here...

http://playattheplatedude.blogspot.com/2012/06/dr-jekyll-bruce-banner-and-me.html

Thanks!

Greg Zakwin said...

Pimped:

plaschkethysweaterisargyle.blogspot.com/2012/06/piazza-pimpin-vital-draft-update.html

Mark A. said...

Promoted.

Crb2000 said...

Yogi Berra:)

Mad Guru said...

I missed the cutoff but I have to mention my favorite player of the era, Billy Pierce.