Some of my more thorough readers may have noticed a new tab below my header titled "1948-49 Leaf".
After picking up a couple of cheap 1948-49 Leaf commons, I thought this set might be a fun long-term project. I'll work on picking up a common or two every once in a while and then I'll attempt to slowly pick up the bigger names of the set.
I love the simple design and coloring of these cards. The skip-numbering is intriguing and unique. And you can't beat the use of words like "clouted" or "non-errorless" on the card backs.
This set will be very difficult (and expensive thanks to some big names in the checklist) to complete, which will make it all the more enjoyable should I ever accomplish it.
So far, I've picked up the #128 Warren Rosar and #82 Johnny Lindell.
For an extra buck (and combined shipping) I also grabbed a Jimmy McLarnin card from the Leaf boxing set from the same years. I doubt I'll actively pursue the boxing cards, but there is no way I'm turning down the opportunity of owning a 70-year-old piece of cardboard for a buck.
I'm excited to start adding some more vintage to my library card cabinet and 1948-49 Leaf cards are a perfect fit for my collecting style and preferences.