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Sunday, November 22, 2020

Year: 1932

Set: W574 (Rate)

Card: #8 Chalmer Cissell


“ What's the actual name of this set? W574 has absolutely no relation to the card, it's simply a number made up out of thin air by a prominent old time collector. ” -Billy Kingsley   8
“ He was the chalmer of the two cissel brothers. Often spent his free time whistling or reading. ” -parsley24   3
“ HOLY COW!! Wow. Incredible! ” -cjjt   1
“ Never heard of these, but classic! Love it! Can't imagine these are easy to find!? ” -bkklaos
“ Great card! I love the old stuff, simple, here is the player..period! ” -Camstone
“ Chalmer Cissell, what a name ” -IfbBirdsCards
“ I know this isn't it, but I wonder what the oldest RCOTD has been so far. This is pretty cool ” -Brimose   2
“ Love,love,love Vintage ” -uncaian

Additional Comments

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Ballfan

Posts: 17
Joined: Jul 2011

Sunday, November 22, 2020 5:59 AM

The cards are of unknown origin, although, since there are no National League players in the set, it's believed they were issued in American League ballparks.

goreds00

Posts: 69
Joined: Jul 2015

Sunday, November 22, 2020 8:51 AM

The problem with naming this set is that no one can say for sure who made this set, or even how it was distributed.  Most of Burdick's W cards are that way.  In addition most people in the hobby associate this set with 1933 and not 1932. I do not know enough about this set to say with certainty that we need to change it  (I just noticed when looking through eBay that PSA considers them 1932 while SGC on there graded version considers them 1933) (Edited)

Also like Ballfan stated above most also believe these were seperate team issue that were sold or distributed to season ticket holders by each individual teams which is why the Yankees did not have any made.


Edited on: Nov 22, 2020 - 9:00AM

Hawthorne61

Posts: 15
Joined: Feb 2014

Sunday, November 22, 2020 9:33 AM

Ol' Chalmer -- 'Bill' to his friends -- finished eleventh in 1932's MVP voting, when Jimmie Foxx won.  He started the year as a White Sox infielder, and moved east shortly into the season.  His 1927 debut in the bigs put him under a microspcope, because Charles Comiskey paid $123,000 to buy him from the Portland Beavers -- a princely sum in those days...

captkirk42

Posts: 1584
Joined: May 2011

Sunday, November 22, 2020 10:06 AM

Nice vintage. Anyone know the card dimensions?


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Hawthorne61

Posts: 15
Joined: Feb 2014

Sunday, November 22, 2020 12:02 PM

Found this online:

"   From what the SCD says, W574's are 2-1/4" X 2-7/8"   "

captkirk42 wrote:

Nice vintage. Anyone know the card dimensions?

Onemorepoint

Posts: 289
Joined: Apr 2014

Sunday, November 22, 2020 1:42 PM

Interesting old card but strange set name.

ToppsrBest

Posts: 257
Joined: Jul 2018

Sunday, November 22, 2020 5:37 PM

Very Nice. I am picking it up if I see it out.

captkirk42

Posts: 1584
Joined: May 2011

Wednesday, November 25, 2020 1:32 PM

Thanks.

Looks like it is closer to standard size or just a little bit bigger. That is the thing with pre standard sized cards. Many were smaller due to being "tobacco" cards and others were larger just because.

 

Hawthorne61 wrote:

Found this online:

"   From what the SCD says, W574's are 2-1/4" X 2-7/8"   "

 

captkirk42 wrote:

Nice vintage. Anyone know the card dimensions?

 

 


Edited on: Nov 25, 2020 - 1:33PM

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My Trade List is very much a work in progress

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