Wednesday, April 18, 2012

1930-1939 Phillies Have List

This post will no longer be updated as of January 1, 2018. An updated 1930-1939 Phillies Want List can be found here.

1934 Goudey #33
A few months ago, I put together my 1883-1929 Phillies Have List.  A want list for these years was a bit ridiculous I thought, since I couldn't imagine (a) needing to refer to the list on a regular basis or (b) readers browsing through a want list and deciding to send me a few T206 Phillies cards.

I'm using that same logic for my 1930-1939 Phillies Have List.  As of this initial writing, I have 12 cards from the Depression Era in my collection.

If and when this list ever grows, I'll put together a proper want list.  Only then will I try to figure out just how many Phillies cards are in the Exhibits 4-on-1 sets and I'll list out the Phillies featured in the 1939 Father & Sons Shoes set.

1930-1939 Phillies Have List
1933 Goudey #21 Phil Collins
1933 Goudey #33 Fred Brickell
1933 Goudey #115 Clif Heathcote
1933 Goudey #133 Jim Elliott
1933 Goudey #178 Jackie Warner
1933 Goudey #210 Virgil Davis

1934-36 Batter-Up #38 Jimmie Wilson
1934 Butterfinger Premiums (R310) Ed Holley
1934-36 Diamond Stars #15 Dick Bartell
1934-36 Diamond Stars #40 Blondy Ryan
1934-36 Diamond Stars #41 Harvey Hendrick
1934-36 Diamond Stars #80 Louis Chiozza
1934 Diamond Matchbooks - Silver Border - HAVE Bartell, Chiozza, Collins, Elliott, Fullis, Hendrick and Wilson
1934 Goudey #33 Don Hurst

1935 Diamond Matchbooks - Black Border - HAVE Klein and Wilson

1936 Goudey Dolf Camilli
1936 National Chicle Fine Pen (R313) Dolph Camilli
1936 National Chicle Fine Pen (R313) Jose Gomez
1936 S and S Game Dolph Camilli

1939 Play Ball #12 Hersh Martin
1939 Play Ball #28 Sylvester Johnson
1939 Play Ball #37 Spud Davis
1939 Play Ball #45 Pinky May
1939 Play Ball #98 Pinky Whitney
1939 Play Ball #127 Gil Brack
1939 Play Ball #145 Hugh Mulcahy

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Franklin O'Donnell ("Don") Hurst was the primary first baseman for the Phillies between 1928 and 1933.  Along with sluggers Lefty O'Doul and Chuck Klein, Hurst provided most of the offense for the Phillies in those years.  He topped 100 RBIs in a season twice, with his best season coming in 1932 when he hit .339 with 24 home runs and 143 RBIs.

Hurst's production dropped sharply following the 1933 season, and by the time the baseball card featured here was released, he may have already been playing with the Cubs.  On June 11, 1934, the Phils traded Hurst to Chicago for Dolph Camilli, in one of the few trades with the Cubs franchise that actually worked out in the Phillies favor.

Hurst left us way too soon, passing away in 1952 at the age of 47.


deal said...

That is a solid start to the 1930 cards. lots of interesting cards and players in those years. Diamond Stars is a sharp looking set.

Matthew Appleton said...

Of course you post the Hurst card. I actually have it scanned and ready to go for my 1934 Goudey post. Luckily, I think I can use a different one from the set as a fallback. :-)

Section 36 said...

The 1939 Playball would be a sweet team set to complete. I don't think I'll be touching the Red Sox set though.

Jim said...

There's that little matter of the Ted Williams rookie card? I'm guessing that's pricey? ;)

millerd33 said...

I see you talk about the 1939 Father & Sons Shoes set. I am desperate looking for 1 card from this set. Any chance you can point me in the right direction to find it? It's the Emmett Mueller card #12.

Jim said...

Hi millerd33 - Very impressed that you only need one more card from the set! My best advice would be to keep an eye on some of the local auctions (Hunt Auctions for example) since these old, oddball cards sometimes turn up in those. eBay is also an option although it doesn't look as if there have been many of these cards offered on eBay in the past. Best of luck with the quest!