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Old 10-27-2005, 10:26 AM
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Posted By: John S

I, like many of you, am working on a HOF collection (both baseball and football). I am seeking suggestions/opinions regarding general collecting options for players that do not have cards. Any input would be appreciated.

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Posted By: identify7

If you have tried Conlon, Cuban, Fritsch, and TCMA; please tell me which HOFers have no cards. I do not collect HOF players, but I do collect some groups of players which are not fully represented on cards. I am developing a plan to make my own.

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Old 10-27-2005, 10:51 AM
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Posted By: John S

Sorry Gil....should have included that cards must be produced while the individual was active.

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Old 10-27-2005, 12:04 PM
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Posted By: identify7

Yes John, I know. But when you can not achieve that criteria do you do without the card, or do you then comprimize your criteria.

I have chosen to comprimize when cards issued during the player's career are unavailable.

And further John, as I indicated, when this comprimize still does not yield a card - such as I am now facing - what do you do? I am assembling pictures of the wanted players with the plan to create my own cards.

In essence, I have chosen to complete the presentation by including every player (not just every card)independent of commercial availability of cards adequate to accomplish that.

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Old 10-27-2005, 12:12 PM
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Posted By: Hal Lewis

I think you should call the Hall of Fame and just have the guy removed.

I did this 35 years ago for Freddy "Horse & Buggy" Lavallier... and it worked. He got yanked from the HOF.

Never heard of him?

That's because I paid extra to have all of his records from the 1890's expunged.

It was a lot cheaper than trying to find a card for him since he was not in the 1895 Mayo set.

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Posted By: Darren J. Duet

For HOFer's without true vintage cards, I settle for vintage photos, periodicals, advertisements to substitute. The issue must be cardboard or paper and from the HOFer's active period.

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Posted By: nbrazil

what about postcards? Are you counting that as "cards."

I'm stuck in the same situation, as (like many) am trying to put together the rookie cards (or first card produced) of all HOF'ers.

Vintage photos might be the way to go.

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Posted By: zach

I like many am a hof collector too and just got past the halfway mark. I am going for a card of every member of the hall of fame. This includes players, managers, executives, etc. If the person is in the hall and never had a card produced from their active career I will try and get a cabinet photo of them, an org. photo of them, or their autograph. So this means that for example Alexander Cartwright, insted of getting his 1950 Callahan or another insert card of his that was produced long after his death, I will try to either get an autograph of his or a cabinet photo of him. I would rather have something "period" of the person even if not a card than I would rather have a card of theirs produced long after their death. Judge Landis is another good example, he has no cards that were produced of him while he was active in baseball so since his autograph his not impossbile to obtain I will get an autograph of his insted of his 1950 Callahan etc.

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Posted By: will watson

wire photos, postcards, advertising pieces, books, Harper's woodcuts, magazine/newspaper articles, etc.

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Posted By: Rich Jacobs

Hal:

I happen to have an uncatalogued N-167 Lavallier that my father found in an old family Bible. It was the last card I needed for my HOF collection.

But, I'd be willing to trade it for your ratty T-206 Wagner to help you out. Lavallier could then return to his rightful spot in the Hall of Fame.

Let me know.

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