Sunday, April 7, 2013

Vintage winnings from Papa Coot Veal

New dad Dustin over at Coot Veal and the Vealtones held a contest recently to celebrate the birth of his baby girl, Evy Jo. He had some seriously awesome vintage prizes to give away. Luckily, my name was drawn, and had to make a very difficult selection between a bunch of great vintage Yankee cards.

After flip-flopping my decision more than once, I settled on a 1952 Bowman Hank Bauer. I didn’t have a 1952 Bowman, and had seen this card a lot. I was soooo tempted by the ’51 Bowman Billy Johnson because of the sweet pose, but happily stuck with my Bauer decision, and I have no regrets.
It seems like early Bowman was all over the place in terms of card size. Small, large, square, skinny, etc. The ’52 is smaller than a current card, but bigger than a GQ mini, I’d say. That’s not a scientific analysis though 

DHoff also sent me a stack of Tinos and other Yanks. I always appreciate when bloggers go out of their way to dig up Tinos for me. It’s very thoughtful and does not go unnoticed, even if some end up being dupes. There were several I didn’t have, including the 1996 Flair gold that I featured in my Tino Tuesday series recently.

The Yankee cards were great too. Below are my two favorite, for no other reason except they are awesome. 
Dhoff, thanks again!


  1. Nice stuff! When I read the title, I thought it was cards from "Cool Papa Veal".

  2. Glad you dug everything.

    Backstop, Coot Veal is the only true Cool Papa Veal!