I don't have any autographed cards queued up for a Signature Sundays post today, so instead how about a nearly 100-year-old Red Sox card?
Like so many players of his era - at least it seems so to me - Joe was a fascinating individual. Drafted into the army towards the end of WWI, he was in an accident that resulted in two broken legs and a skull fracture. The skull fracture actually created a visible lump under his eye that he'd deal with for the rest of his life, and even undergo surgery to help correct.
Harris was also at one point added to baseball's ineligible list for violating the precious "reserve clause", but was reinstated in 1922 by Kenesaw Mountain Landis, and joined the Red sox for a handful of very successful campaigns. In fact, in 1923 he led the team with a .335 batting average and had the 5th highest slugging percentage in the entire American League.
Just a short hello - I was out of town for a few days, and then when I returned, I immediately had a doctor's appointment and a couple of necessary errands. I'm getting a qu...
Almost halfway there! Hadn't heard of Harris before today... but that's what I love about card blogs. If I don't learn about a new card or set, I'm usually learning about a new player.
Fantastic card! I'm always impressed with your vintage finds (and your research.) I think this team set is definitely doable since you're more than halfway there and I don't see any big names on the checklist.
(oops, not quite halfway there. my bad!)
I don't recall seeing these before (though I probably have). They remind me of a stamp, and I like it!
Awesome! So many great stories from the early days. Congrats on adding that one to your collection.
Very cool! I have a few T206s and a handful of Goudeys, but not a single card from the couple decades in between like this.
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