Posts by John Dreker

Card of the Day: 1949 Bowman Elmer Singleton

Card of the Day
Today’s Card of the Day comes from the 1949 Bowman set, which I have a new-found appreciation for since starting this series because of the player selection in the set. Today’s article is a perfect example. If you want to collect cards of as many Pittsburgh Pirates players as possible,…

Card of the Day: 1960 Topps Paul Giel

Card of the Day
Today’s Card of the Day is another first-time player in this series, and a member of the 1960 Pittsburgh Pirates team that won the third World Series title in franchise history. Pitcher Paul Giel was born on this date in 1932. He pitched for the Pirates during the early part…

Card of the Day: 1910 E91 Alan Storke

Card of the Day
Today’s Card of the Day comes from a set that a lot of vintage card collectors ignore, which gives other collectors a chance to pick up Hall of Fame cards at a relatively cheap price. The card is from the 1910 E91 set and it features Pittsburgh Pirates infielder Alan…

Card of the Day: 1961 & 1962 Topps Bobby Shantz

Card of the Day
This is one of my favorite variations for our Card of the Day article. Bobby Shantz played just one season for the Pittsburgh Pirates, coming over in a trade with the Washington Senators on December 16, 1960, then departing on October 10, 1961 as an expansion draft pick of the…