The set came to my attention while searching COMC for cards of Judy Johnson. On COMC, cards from the set are kind of expensive, so I'm glad to have found a complete set on eBay. The set wasn't listed on Trading Card Database, so I'm in the process of submitting it to them.
I want to do a reasonable job showing each card in the set, so I'm breaking the 20 cards up into 4 posts, showing 5 at a time today, this Thursday, next Tuesday, and next Thursday.
Rube Foster was elected to the Hall of Fame in 1981. Foster was a successful pitcher, with the Philadelphia Cuban X-Giants and the Philadelphia Giants, among other teams. But he's really most important as an organizer -- he founded the Negro National League in 1920. With the NNL in place, conditions improved for players, with higher salaries and better travel. He had health problems starting around 1925, and died in 1930; the league wasn't the same without him, and fell apart by 1931.
|#2, 1913 Homestead Grays.|
|#3, Cum Posey and the 1943 Homestead Grays.|
|#4, 1926 Pittsburgh Crawfords.|
|#5, William "Gus" Greenlee and the 1936 Pittsburgh Crawfords.|
Thanks for reading! The next five cards will be posted on Thursday.