Archive for Bob Feller

Rookie Card Upgrade: 1948 Bowman Bob Feller

Posted in Hall of Fame Rookie Cards with tags , , , , , , , on June 8, 2012 by Cardboard Icons

I collect rookie cards.  Some of them look awesome, some of them look awful.  But my philosophy is that it is better to own one than to not.  That said, I’ve been fortunate enough to upgrade some of the awful ones to copies that look awesome.

Here is the upgrade for my 1948 Bowman Bob Feller rookie card.




See more Hall of Famer Rookie Cards here.

A sneak peak into my on-going project

Posted in Newspaperman with tags , , , , , , on October 28, 2010 by Cardboard Icons

For the last several weeks, I’ve been putting my non-graded/slabbed rookie cards into binder pages. I’ll have an announcement coming in a few weeks regarding this, but here’s a few images of one of the binders.

Rookie cards of two of the baddest pitchers on the planet

Posted in Newspaperman with tags , , , , on October 25, 2010 by Cardboard Icons

Bob Feller and Bob Gibson are probably two of the hardest throwing right-handed pitchers in the history of the game. And their rookies cards proved to be two of the hardest ones for me to add to my rookie collection. Not because they are hard to find … but because I am cheap.

Typically, 1959 Topps Bob Gibson rookies sell for no less than $50 in any condition — at least that’s what they are when ever I go looking for them. And 1948 Bowman Bob Feller rookies are usually in the same ball park.

True, they are not mint. But does this matter to me? Have you not been reading my stuff? What the condition of these cards allowed me to do was add them to my Rookie Card Collection for about the price that one would have cost me. Plus, the Feller will look great with my 1948 Bowman Yogi Berra rookie.