Wednesday, September 9, 2020

Some Carl Hubbell cards

In a recent post I mentioned the movie Big Leaguer, which I saw many years ago on cable, and then looked it up recently and watched it again.  It was mainly about the New York Giants and I guess they wanted a baseball player to have a bit part, so they got Carl Hubbell.
1940 Play Ball Carl Hubbell.
1940 Play Ball Carl Hubbell card back.

I'll put a few cards in my binder related to the movie, and I already posted the 1940 Play Ball of Hans Lobert.  I also ordered, but haven't received yet, a 1939 Milky Way Edward G. Robinson, who played Lobert.  Then while writing the previous post I thought I could get a good Hubbell, too, and it came in the mail this past weekend.  So this is my 4th from the 1940 Play Ball set; I posted the other three recently (Lobert, Jimmie Foxx, and Bucky Harris).

Baseball Immortals Carl Hubbell.
1986 Sportflics Decade Greats Carl Hubbell.
Of course a look through the old collection shows that I already had a couple of Hubbells, but not as good as the 1940 Play Ball.  One of these is a Baseball Immortals.  I bought the whole set of Baseball Immortals around 1983 or so; the set wasn't completed yet I guess, as they kept issuing new cards for a few years after that.  But I don't even have all of my circa-1983 set, as I must have traded a few here and there back in the day (or been careless and lost or destroyed a handful).  Then I have this 1986 Sportflics Decade Greats card; I've made a couple of posts of cards of that set, and will keep doing so as they're great nostalgia cards.

 The movie itself is only so good, but I like commemorating things that I've seen in my binder, and it's always good to have an excuse to pick up another old Play Ball card.  Thanks for reading!


  1. Love the Baseball Immortals set. One day I will have it all.

    That Hubbell Play Ball card is wonderful.

    1. The Play Ball set is great. To try to satisfy my urge to buy more of them I just ordered a few reprints (the A's team set).

  2. Thanks for bring the 86' Sportflics Decade Greats to my attention. Somehow I've never seen this set before...but thanks to Ebay I have one on the way.

    1. I'm glad you like them -- I think it's a beautiful set. The old pictures somehow work well in the Sportflics format I think.