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Saturday, February 19, 2011

Trade With Thoughts & Sox: Local Boy Harry Lowrey

Adam from Thoughts & Sox sent me an unexpected package yesterday. Unexpected in the sense that I had no idea it was coming now; I knew he had the card set aside for me, but I assumed we'd take care of the deal later. The card was of interest to me for one reason and one reason only; Harry Lowrey was born in the city I've lived in all my life, something I did not know before perusing his Wikipedia page. He's the first baseball player I know of to come from Culver City. And his nickname was Peanuts. Awesome.

Do they make ginormous penny sleeves?

The card's much larger than I had anticipated, and has an empty back. It also features a misspelling of Lowrey's last name. I'm not even sure what year it's from (help a brother out), but it's a welcome and unique addition to my collection. This marks our third trade; you can read about the first and second if you so choose.

Choose to.

Thanks Adam, I'll be sending something back your way in the near future!


  1. Cool card, from what I can find online that is a 1947-66 Exhibits baseball card. As the name suggests it appears that these cards were released over the 20 year period between 1947 & 1966. I haven't been able to find much info on the history of the cards, mostly just people trying to sell them. What little I found came from here:


    I'll snoop around a little bit more and see if I can find the year that this particular card was printed if that's at all possible.

  2. Ok, found a couple of cool site with a chart that helps to date these cards.

    Here's what I think:

    Since it says "Made in U.S.A." instead of "Printed in U.S.A." we know that the card is pre-1954.

    Since the "Made in U.S.A." is lower case and not all capitals we know that it is post 1950.

    So, the card is from either 1951, '52 or '53.

    Would you describe the color of the card as "rose", "black and white" or "purple"?

  3. Nathan! Awesome investigative work. I guess I'd describe it as black and white - take into consideration that I am colorblind though, and I'm not sure if you mean the back or what's around Lowrey.

  4. I have one of those cards... I think. http://imballsy.blogspot.com/2010/12/mail-call-hey-boo-boo.html

  5. Yes, they appear to be related Arno. Except yours has some writing in the bottom left corner that mine does not have.

  6. Arno's has "An Exhibit Card" in the bottom left, so I guess it's still the "1947-66 Exhibits" series but his would be from 1949 (the only year with that writing on the left).

  7. Thanks for the info Nathan, and congrats to Arno for owning a 1940s card!

  8. Yep Nathan got it right it is a 47-66 Exhibit.

    I'm glad you liked it. I decided to go ahead and send it cause I've traded with you enough that I knew that you will return something eventually. That and there was a good chance it got lost if I didn't go ahead and send it.

  9. Haha cool cool, thanks again Adam!

  10. Awesome, thanks letting me know guys. It was puzzling the heck out of me. (Also, was too lazy to look it up... some History major.)

  11. Arno, we might just be the two laziest History majors out there haha.