Tuesday, January 9, 2018

Allen & Ginter 1929 throwback

If you love baseball like I do, the hobby of baseball cards and blogging help you research the game and it's rich history.

We already know that Allen & Ginter is a throwback set (and a damn fun one too).  They have a variety of parallels to chase in addition to a set that offers a wide variety of culture references.

One of the parallels that is always tough to chase is the no numbers on back mini parallels.

I recently added the 2017 Mini No Number to my collection.

It joins the 2013 (red no number /25), 2014, and 2016 versions as being the only years I have of Cutch with no number.

Baseball players are identified with fans for the numbers worn on their jersey.  Jersey numbers have become so identified with certain players that Hollywood even made a movie called simply "42".

Did you know that the Cleveland Indians were the first to wear numbers on the back of their jersey in 1929?

I didn't until I decided to write this post.


  1. Admittedly, I know very little about Allen & Ginter and all the variations, etc. I didn't know that about Cleveland either.

  2. I think I had heard the Cleveland Indians bit of trivia somewhere, but I didn't truly know the answer. As for the no numbered minis... I had no clue about them.