Any discussion of baseball's all-time greatest hitters must include Ted Williams. The last man to hit .400 for a season, Williams is a career .344 hitter who wrote a book titled "The Science of Hitting". In 1959 as his baseball playing career was nearing the end, the Fleer Corp. honored "The Splendid Splinter" with a series of eighty baseball trading cards outlining his career and achievements.
Representing 25% of the 1959 Fleer series, this partial uncut sheet of (20) cards is a cardboard classic. This 13 x 14-3/4" sheet features an all different group of cards, highlighted by the important #1 in the series. Remarkably well-preserved, this vintage sheet is clean and bold both front and back, with strong images, graphics and text. A single light crease appears on the bottom right card, running about 2" up along the point where the color area meets the border and the corners show moderate wear. Otherwise this amazing relic is bright and pleasing.
The cards included are numbers 1, 3, 5, 7, 18, 20, 22, 24, 33, 35, 37, 39, 50, 52, 54, 56, 65, 67, 69 and 71.