Saturday, March 26, 2011

2006 Medical Mutual Hall of Fame Indians

I was trolling through eBay the other day, browsing more than anything else, when I came across an auction for something like "Cleveland Indians Hall of Fame Set."  Okay, I'll bite.  What is a "Hall of Fame set?"  Well, when I saw the photo, I knew I had to snag them up for my collection.  Why?  Because I had never seen them before!


The cards are smaller than standard baseball cards, each measuring 2" x 3" overall.  The fronts feature a parchment-style background with a player photo in the center.  The photo sits in a diamond shape.  The player's name and Indians seasons (in dates) appear at the top.  At the bottom, the 2006 Indians stadium logo appears on the left.  On the lower right, the Medical Mutual logo and "Official Health Insurer of the Cleveland Indians."  Shown above are Ray Chapman, Al Lopez, and Al Rosen.

The next three cards feature Addie joss, Sam McDowell, and Herb Score.  I seriously question the term "set" as used in the auction's description because I cannot believe there would be a Hall of Fame tribute set without the team's greatest supporter: the late Bob feller.  But, I could be wrong.

As you can see, the backs feature a plaque similar to the ones used at the Baseball Hall of Fame.  Each card features the years the player was a Triber plus a write-up about him.

I don't know how many cards are in the full set because I cannot seem to find anything about them anywhere online or in the few card almanacs I have.  If I find out more info, I'll pass it along to fellow Tribe fans!

1 comment:

  1. I just found this post! I must have missed it while I was at the card show.We have that set.It was a stadium give-a-way. No Feller. I don't know why !! There are two Ray Chapman cards though. One version listed him as a pitcher instead of ss.We got both versions at the game that day.

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