Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Custom Cards: 1992 Leaf Tim Hudson

  The Braves called Boston their home at the time the Leaf Candy Company issued their first baseball cards. The year was 1948, our country was three years removed from World War II, and the Braves were still five years from moving to the city of Milwaukee. Along with the Bowman Gum Company's issue, the '48 Leafs were the first major mainstream sets issued during the decade (paper shortages during the War had caused the production of the treasures to cease). While the '48 Bowman cards were done in black-and-white, the Leaf cards were in color (stunningly, I might add!) and are known to have centering problems. It was also the only year that the candy company would produce the collectible until 1960, when its return was once again a one-and-done. So given the time period of Leaf''s first issue coinciding with the team still being located in Boston, I chose this photo of Huddy wearing the throwback uni.

2 comments:

  1. Have you seen the new home Alternate uni's for this year. David O'Brien of the AJC has tweeted links to photo's. They're really sharp, a cream/off white that reminds me of something from the Boston days.

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