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Card # 224 This Great Game 1960s
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Smokey Burgess Close view batting, gray uniform Chicago White Sox
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About the Player

A short bio from the Helmar “This Great Game” card back: Smoky has had his share of doubters in his career, but when you can wield a piece of lumber like Burgess can, those doubts quickly fade. The catcher from North Carolina is built like an iron fire hydrant, with thick legs, a barrel chest, and arms that wave a bat like it was a toothpick. Burgess has batted over .300 in six different professional circuits, going back to his first stop in the Pennsylvania/New York/Ontario League when he was a baby at 17 years of age. As a boy, Burgess was a Yankee fan, his favorite player Bill Dickey, the noted catcher, and the last receiver to bat as high as .360 in a season until Smoky pulled it off.

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.

 

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This Great Game 1960s, Chicago White Sox
Card #Thumbnail PicPlayer NamePositionTop Auction Price
34Pizarro, JuanHeaving ball, full figure$ 50.00
224Burgess, SmokeyClose view batting, gray uniform$ 0.00


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This Great Game 1960s #224 Smokey Burgess Chicago White Sox First Time
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