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G.C. Alexander cards

Posted: Sat May 09, 2020 11:53 pm
by Peter_Spaeth
He just missed the main T and E issues I guess. I would like to own more but here's what I have, and I kick myself for selling a BVG 4 M101-2 a while back.

Re: G.C. Alexander cards

Posted: Sun May 10, 2020 12:27 am
by Andrew1975
I always liked this pose.

Re: G.C. Alexander cards

Posted: Sun May 10, 2020 1:40 am
by Luke
Those are awesome! Here are my favorites. A friend just recently was kind enough to sell me the Diaz.

Re: G.C. Alexander cards

Posted: Sun May 10, 2020 1:58 am
by KCole
Some of mine

Re: G.C. Alexander cards

Posted: Mon May 18, 2020 5:01 am
by oldjudge
One of my favorite cards is this Alexander with the rare large straight letter Gimbels back.
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Re: G.C. Alexander cards

Posted: Mon May 18, 2020 3:48 pm
by edhans
BF2
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Re: G.C. Alexander cards

Posted: Mon May 18, 2020 11:54 pm
by Calvindog
oldjudge wrote:
Mon May 18, 2020 5:01 am
One of my favorite cards is this Alexander with the rare large straight letter Gimbels back.

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How much rarer is this version of the Gimbels back? I don't think I've seen it before.

Re: G.C. Alexander cards

Posted: Tue May 19, 2020 12:23 am
by oldjudge
The large straight letter back and the small straight letter back only appear on card numbers 1-20. The slanted print Gimbels backs appear on all numbers. Todd can speak to this better than I can, but my experience is that both these backs are scarcer than the Mall Theatre back, which is currently listed as the rarest back. I would guess that less than 1/100 Gimbels backs is a straight letter one (either large or small).

Re: G.C. Alexander cards

Posted: Tue May 19, 2020 12:36 am
by Calvindog
That makes me feel a bit better as I’ve never seen one before.

Re: G.C. Alexander cards

Posted: Tue May 19, 2020 4:02 am
by Munson#15
Nice card Jay. I have confirmed only 9 block letter Gimbels cards, 5 with the larger print and 4 smaller. That is half of the total number of Mall Theatre cards known to me; however, Mall Theatre is a 200 card set, whereas the Gimbels block letters are only found in cards 1-20, so they can reasonably be expected to show in lesser quantities.

Re: G.C. Alexander cards

Posted: Tue May 19, 2020 4:55 am
by oldjudge
Thanks Todd. I feel very lucky to have that one.

Re: G.C. Alexander cards

Posted: Wed May 27, 2020 6:16 am
by oldjudge
Jeff--Here is the other rare Gimbels back, the small block letter type:
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Re: G.C. Alexander cards

Posted: Wed Jan 13, 2021 3:26 am
by Spitballer
I've always thought Ogden Nash's Line-Up for Yesterday gets off to a great start.

A is for Alex
The great Alexander;
More Goose eggs he pitched
Than a popular gander.
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Re: G.C. Alexander cards

Posted: Wed Jan 13, 2021 6:42 am
by PhillyPhan1883
oldjudge wrote:
Mon May 18, 2020 5:01 am
One of my favorite cards is this Alexander with the rare large straight letter Gimbels back.

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Jay you have been holding out on me. Shame, shame. This should have been presented when we did our gimbels deals !!! LOL. Your sneaky with m101 HOF guys!!!

BTW to OP Alexander grossly underrated IMO. One of the greats of all time.