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Card # 13 This Great Game 1960s
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Roy Face Large shadow of glove on pants Pittsburgh Pirates
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$ 47.00 3 6 3 April 10, 2024

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About the Player

A short bio from the Helmar “This Great Game” card back: None other than Warren Spahn, grandad of National League hurlers, says of Elry Face: “He has the guts of a lion.” A little man on the mound, Face strikes fear in batters when he enters a contest with the outcome uncertain. His trademark pitch, the forkball, was taught to him by Joe Page, who wound down his career tossing a few innings from the bullpen for the Buccos. Page showed Face how to grip the ball, how to throw it, and when to use it. Elroy has done the rest, making himself a giant (although not in actual inches) among league relievers.

About the Series

Helmar continues to delight as the This Great Game franchise roars into the 1960’s! This can only be described as a startling, groundbreaking issue. This Great Game, the 1960’s takes no prisoners—every effort has been made to leave collectors in awe. This is no overstatement. Sanjay Verma, master of the gouache miniature, returns to create more of his special brand of magic with the player portraits. The front card design has been carefully crafted to have that familiar 1960’s feel—without being a stogy derivative of graphic roads thoroughly mined. Player selection is typically Helmar in that the nearly forgotten are celebrated alongside immortals. What is possible with card backs, normally designed as after-thoughts, have been completely reimagined in a way that makes them just as important as the fronts.  The formation of the backs recognizes that the 1960’s were of time of upset, re-thinking, revolt. In art we celebrated (or endured) Warhol and Roy Lichtenstein, among many others. But what did we tack up on our walls? Black light posters—gaudy, bold and scandalous. This series isn’t just imaginative—it is visionary! 2.7" x 4.75", thick stock.

 

Related Cards in the Series

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This Great Game 1960s, Pittsburgh Pirates
Card #Thumbnail PicPlayer NamePositionTop Auction Price
10Alley, GeneBat up; shadow. All-Star card$ 26.00
11Clendenon, DonnHands on hips, looking away$ 47.00
12Alou, MattyBatting helmet; hands together on bat$ 47.00
13Face, RoyLarge shadow of glove on pants$ 47.00
14Groat, DickBat horizontal$ 53.00
15Haddix, HarveyBelt up, looking to his left$ 29.00
16Law, VernSmiling, looking up. Glove mostly obscures lettering on uniform. All-Star format.$ 35.00
83Sanguillen, MannyHand on belt, helmet$ 56.00
84Mota, MannyBelt up $ 15.50
85Stargell, WillieBat on shoulder, purple background$ 59.00
132Schofield, DickChest up; head turned to his right$ 24.00
133Stuart, DickBlack batting glove; ball in hand$ 32.00
134Oliver, AlClose batting stance, bat up$ 41.00
135CLEMENTE, RobertoBatting helmet, arms at side$ 135.00


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This Great Game 1960s #13 Roy Face Pittsburgh Pirates
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