By now, you are probably thinking that I only collect oddball sets. I collect every kind of Indians card I can get my grubby mitts on (how's that for a little "throwback" talk?). I'm not sure that the 1943 MP & Co set would qualify as oddball, seeing as how they were one of the few companies still making cards during WWII. I guess, in a way, that is exactly why they *ARE* oddball, though, huh? :-) I wonder if an upstart card company could get away with "creating" player pictures and putting the player's bio and info on the back these days... Somehow, I think the MLB would be unhappy, but more than that, the MLBPA would have the lawyers at the door faster than the set could be printed.
I mean, no matter how hard you try, there is just no making the guy depicted on the front of this card look anything like Boudreau... This like the original "clip art" cut-and-paste or something.
I did have someone ask me how I knew this was a '43 and not a reissued '49. My first response was, "I don't." Later, I did some research (okay, popped open a copy of the SCD Almanac) and saw that the latter version actually had card numbers on them.
Regardless, this is one of the more "conversational" pieces I have in my collection as far as age and uniqueness goes. Do you agree?