Monday, April 15, 2013

1961 Exhibits #10A - Ed Bailey

For the unaware, these huge 3 3/8" x 5 5/8" cards were released by the Exhibit Supply Co. of Chicago from 1947-1966 with little evidence of when, precisely, any given card was made, as the same designs spanned multiple years. Five big cards for 10 cents at your local drug store. This one, the Ed Bailey with cap version, was only made in 1961, giving it a touch of rarity. The card is black and white, is not an action pose, only has a signature for a nameplate, is faded, and has a blank back. As boring as can be, yet I still have an affinity for this set. Maybe it's the sheer size. Maybe it gives an appearance of something out of the 1800's. Whatever. I'm a fan of Bailey and I'm a fan of Exhibits.

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