Sunday, April 6, 2014

Hall of Fame Collection

(Disclaimer: Don't forget to have a vote in the Ugstravaganza)
I finally have my Hall of Fame Project scanned and up to date. The goal is to have a card of every Hall of Famer, of which there are 306. This is a nice little project that I thought would be easy, yet is not. There are umpires, Negro Leaguers, and executives that will prove/have proven tough, especially those elected in the last decade. Though my effort hasn't been exactly diligent, I'll admit. It seems Panini is very slowly rolling out new cards of these guys with their Cooperstown and Golden Age sets, and that's where a lot have come from. But I see where it's tough to include Cumberland Posey when Ty Cobb will please the masses. Trusty old Conlon has done it's fair share of the work, I might add. But that's expected.

Right now, I'm up to 231 of the 306 needed. Putting them in order of induction, this includes 8 completed pages. So here they are. They look pretty good. As my only non-Reds album, it really stands out to me. Some thanks go out to Mark Hoyle, who sent me a bunch, and to 2x3 Heroes for a contest win that spurred this idea.

Page 1
1936 Ty Cobb
1936 Christy Mathewson
1936 Walter Johnson
1936 Honus Wagner
1937 Tris Speaker
1937 Connie Mack
1937 Cy Young
1937 Napolean LaJoie

Page 3
1939 Charles Comiskey
1939 William "Candy" Cummings
1939 "Wee" Willie Keeler
1939 Buck Ewing
1939 Eddie Collins
1939 George Sisler
1939 Al Spalding
1939 Cap Anson
1942 Rogers Hornsby

Page 5
1945 Hugh Duffy
1945 Roger Bresnahan
1946 Rube Waddell
1946 Joe Tinker
1946 Johnny Evers
1946 Frank Chance
1946 Clark Griffith
1946 Eddie Plank
1946 Ed Walsh

Page 9
1954 Rabbit Maranville
1955 Joe DiMaggio
1955 Frank "Home Run" Baker
1955 Gabby Hartnett
1955 Ted Lyons
1955 Dazzy Vance
1955 Ray Schalk
1956 Joe Cronin
1956 Hank Greenberg

Page 13
1968 Goose Golin
1968 Joe Medwick
1969 Waite Hoyt
1969 Stan Musial
1969 Roy Campanella
1969 Stan Coveleski
1970 Lou Boudreau
1970 Earle Combs
1970 Ford Frick

Page 22
1985 Enos Slaughter
1985 Lou Brock
1985 Arky Vaughn
1985 Hoyt Wilhelm
1986 Willie McCovey
1986 Bobby Doerr
1986 Ernie Lombardi
1987 Billy Williams
1987 Ray Dandridge

Page 23
1987 Jim "Catfish" Hunter
1988 Willie Stargell
1989 Al "Red" Schoendienst
1989 Johnny Bench
1989 Carl Yastrzemski
1989 Al Barlick
1990 Joe Morgan
1990 Jim Palmer
1991 Ferguson Jenkins

Page 29
2001 Kirby Puckett
2002 Ozzie Smith
2003 Gary Carter
2003 Eddie Murray
2004 Paul Molitor
2004 Dennis Eckersley
2005 Wade Boggs
2005 Ryne Sandberg
2006 Willard Brown

Go Reds.


  1. Sounds like a fun project!

  2. I actually have a project like that, although I haven't updated it lately.
    We will have to compare notes !

  3. That looks great all set up like that.