My organizational skills are not what you find in many collectors, I'm afraid. This means that the scans will appear in the order that the cards are organized in my own collection. There is a slight method to the madness and it goes something like this (each is a binder):
- One 3-inch binder: 1800-1989 Oddballs, Stickers, Autographs
- One 3-inch binder: 1990-Present Oddballs, Stickers, Autographs
- Each a 1-inch binder: 1900-1959, 1960-1969, 1970-1979, 1980-81, 1982-83, 1984-85, 1986-87
- Each a 1-inch binder: 1988 - present (each year having its own binder)
All that to say these FTC posts will (hopefully) appear as a daily item (mainly because when you have nearly 10,000 singles, it takes a lot of posts even when those singles are placed in pocket pages!).
To launch this new feature, I present two samples of 1936-ish National Chicle "Fine Pen" cards (Odell Hale and William Knickerbocker) and one sample of 1936-ish National Chicle "Thick Pen" (sometimes called "Fat Pen") of Luke Sewell:
The "Fine Pen" versions were the standard issue for the set. The "Fat Pens" were not as common. As you will see, throughout this first series of posts especially, many of the items in the "Oddball" binders were placed there because at the time, I didn't know what they were or I wasn't sure they were standard fare. The reason they have generally remained in those binders is because I am basically too lazy to move them to their corresponding 1-inch year binder. Maybe one day.