Vintage Sports Report

This week, there are three different collectibles to consider and each of them are from a different decade. It's all here on the Vintage Sports Report.

Hello sports fans from sunny Florida. Well, the Phils make a trip here on Sunday for a split squad game against Minnesota. We have box seats for the game, which will be my first from Hammond Stadium in Fort Myers. Let's hope it's a good one.

This week, we'll feature three stills of player's photos and images. The first is the 1952 baseball player Double-header Charms. These double-sided player photos were made from an unknown source in the early 1950s as a novelty. The only Phillies players in the set were Richie Ashburn/Phil Asi, listed at $25 and Jim Konstanty/Ewell Blackwell listed at $25.00. Next up is the 1961 Baseball Player Key Chains. Again, the origin is unknown but by the player selection it was probably made in the Pittsburgh area. These were standard postage stamp sized photo to be placed in a key chain and were probably sold at stadium gift shops. The Phillies included in the set were Richie Ashburn, Robin Roberts and Tony Taylor. Ashburn and Roberts go for $7.50 while Taylor is listed at $5.00. Last on the list for today are the 1978 Baseball Player Patches made by Penn Emblem Company in Philadelphia. These were color photo images on a white background with no player or team designation. They were sold for $2.50 each. The Phillies in the set were Bob Boone, Larry Bowa, Steve Carlton, Greg Luzinski, Garry Maddox and Mike Schmidt. They all list for $3.00, while Carlton is $9.00 and Schmidt is $12.00.

If you have any questions or comments about this article or any other future items you would like to see featured in our column, feel free to e-mail me at RRsports@swfla.rr.com.


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