Hello again everybody, it's me, Shea!
It's been quite some time since my last post here so I'm hoping to hear back from some of my old friends as well as making some new ones too!
Even though I haven't been posting, I can assure you that I've been keeping up on Joe's collections. Looking through all his cards while he's at work or out with Jess has had me wanting to start one of my own. I tried to start a collection of gophers last summer, but that didn't go over so well. Tennis balls are always good to have in large numbers, but I can't seem to help but pop them or tear the fuzz off after a while. So while I had the collectors' itch, I just couldn't seem to find what I wanted to collect...until recently!
I did some research on ebay and other various sites and found that there are doggie baseball cards!!! I started looking around for all the different types of sets and years and it seems that most of the cards are old tobacco cards with a few newer sets like Allen & Ginter. I quickly went to eay to see if there was anything up to buy and I found something that I just had to have! It was a 70 card lot of 1931 Player's Cigarettes from their "Dogs" series!
This set has 50 different pups and the lot included 47 different cards, leaving me only 3 short of the set! This left me with plenty of doubles left over to trade, so I'd be happy to trade them for some more dogs cards, any set or year! I'd even trade them for some cards to add to Joe's collections.
So anyways, I'd like to show off the cards I got ,one by one, and any future dog cards I get as a regular here! Let's get started!!!!
1931 Player's Cigarettes
#1 Afghan Hound
The cards are really simple and they're small. They're almost half the size of all the other cards Joe has. From what I've been able to find, it's because they were issued in packs of the companies cigarettes.
What's a cigarette?
I've never met an Afgahan Hound before but they are one of the world's oldest breeds.They originated in Afghanistan and were originally used to hunt hares and gazelle. They have long, straight, silky fur and weight in at about 45-60lbs 24-29 inches to the shoulder.
I'm excited to be back! 'Till next time,