Sunday, January 6, 2013

Ebay Pickup - 1936 R313 National Chicle Jimmy Dykes

I was looking around on Ebay the other day for Philadelphia A's stuff and ran across this 1936 R313 National Chicle Jimmy Dykes card for less than $20.00.  I thought this was so cool.  I know there are several bloggers who would love the play at the plate aspect of it.  It feels more like a small poster instead of a card.  The condition is a little rough, but I really feel like this thing is pretty awesome!

Jimmy Dykes (b. 1896 - b. 1976) played in the majors from 1918 to 1939 for the Philadelphia A's and Chicago White Sox.  He had 2,256 hits, 108 home runs and a .280 batting average.  He won the World Series with the A's in 1929 and 1930.  I am a big fan of the 1930 A's, as you all know, so that was another reason I got this card.

I look at this card and I wonder a few things: I wonder which stadium they are playing in; I wonder who the umpire is and I wonder who the catcher is.  If anyone can answer these questions, it will be greatly appreciated.


Wrigley Wax said...

The ballpark is Comiskey Park....the arches along the back of the grandstand are unique to Comiskey. Can't help with the ump or the catcher.

ned said...

the catcher is mickey cochrane hence "the big bosses clash"