Richard who runs the blog Toronto Blue Jays Collection recently approached me about having a few Pirate cards to send my way. What I didn't expect was how these cards would blow my mind.
George Gibson hits close to both Richard and I. Gibson has a pretty illustrious career as a player and a manager. So much so he is in the Canadian Hall of Fame. Gibson both played and coached the Pirates.
I won't get too wordy here, but Gibson is an absolutely fascinating guy. He also had the Pirates first hit in Forbes Field. Here is a link to his SABR page.
Here is what Richard sent about the card....
The set is referred to as 1968-69 SCFC, even though the copyright dates
range from 1968 to 1970. It stands for Sports Cards for Collectors; for
some reason you'll sometimes see them referred to as SCFS.
It's an 82-card set, 78 cards and 4 checklist.
Thanks so much for the cards Richard. It was so much learning about George Gibson and the oddball Wagner card. I look forward to hitting you back shortly. Maybe I can find a cool Joe Carter.
Thanks for reading.