10 posts in, and I've still got a pile of cards to work through. So, of course, the sane thing to do is post just one card today.
But, it is a first for my collection as whole, as well as a new card and milestone for the 2/14 binder. This is my first card from the 40s in my collection, and what will likely be the oldest card in my collection for a long time:
I'm a smidgen tempted by that copy of Life Magazine from 1941 where Barrett is on the cover, though.
But, back to the card. This is my first Boston Braves card from their years of existence. I do have a couple Conlons, but that's it. As for Barrett, he was a .500 pitcher for his career, posting a record of 69-69. However, he does have one record that will likely never be broken. He threw the fewest pitches (58) over a 9 inning complete game. Considering 67 is the second place result, I'm guessing it is pretty safe.
And so, this is now the oldest card in my 2/14 collection, and I really think it will still that way for the foreseeable future.