Sunday, March 26, 2017

1993 Sporting News Conlon Bob Feller Exclusive

Like many of the cards in my collection, I have things that I own and do not recall how I came to possess. This cool piece from the 1993 Sporting News Conlon Collection is one of my favorite Bob Feller cards ever. I think it's because it is perfectly in tact and includes the the promo paper with it.

The first thing that folks may notice is that it is a Conlon card, but the border is blue! I don't recall seeing other Conlon Collection cards having a color photo and blue border (regular issue were black border with black-and-white photos). This version of the card was only available through the purchase of the Sports Collector's Digest Price Guide of 1993.

The back matches the standard Conlon Collection card, except the border is blue and the "tab" is not actually a perforation...

I tried to determine the print run on these, but I couldn't come up with anything. Apparently, there are 48 total "color" variations of Conlon cards, but the Feller is the only one available exclusively through the purchase of the price guide.

1 comment:

  1. I'm still working on the massive Conlon set build and have decided to stay away from the blue bordered cards, because they are rare somewhat pricey for my modest budget. That is a beautifully colored picture on the Feller card though. Kind of makes me want to reconsider my decision!