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Old 09-27-2018, 10:01 AM
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Ted Zanidakis
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Originally Posted by rats60 View Post
This is funny, because collecting in Illinois in the 70s, everybody called them 1949 cards. We were taught that the card year was the next year after the last year of stats. The cards had 1948 stats, thus 1949 cards. I find it hard to believe that no one in Michigan or Ohio turned the cards over and read the backs.

This was my first 1949 Leaf card. The back reads "Made debut in 1947 as first baseman. Hit .296...chosen 'rookie of the year.' Last season again hit .296..." So as a teenager collecting in the 70s, the card has stats from 1947 and last year 1948, so the card is a 1949 Leaf. I am confused as to why this is so hard. Why would a company write last year in reference to 1948 if they made the cards in 1948?
Hi rats60......thanks for your comments.

I completely agree with your logic. In fact, I have been saying the same as you. However, there are a few on this forum that don't accept it. I guess they just want to be contrarians.
They appear to think that the Grading Companies are infallible; therefore, any fact we provide is ignored by them (or they just don't understand).

As we have said, if collectors read the backs of these 1949 LEAF cards, they will see the player's 1948 stats. Furthermore, no one can argue with the Lou Boudreau and Frank Gustine
bios where events as late as December 1948 are described. Here they are......

MVP in 1948 (announced in mid-December 1948) ... Gustine traded to Cubs on December 8, 1948 .. "Should sizzle into his old stride this year" (1949)
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