The captivating 1963 HOF “Busts” series is at hand with lot of (8) different figures. Commissioned by the Baseball Hall of Fame to craft souvenir busts like the ones on display at the hallowed Cooperstown museum, New York’s “Sports Hall of Fame, Inc.” produced 20 plastic versions of enshrined greats in 1963, with more a promise of “Many More” on the box backs. Public consumption was less than desirable and the many more never came, leaving the two original series of pedestaled icons to blossom into the valued collectibles they are today. Showcasing life-like detailed images, these reverent renderings are fashioned in plastic with player busts set atop faux wood pedestals, with plaques on the front providing brief career bios.
The series 1 busts in this group present in nearly uniform state as average (VG to EX), with similar light-cream coloring showing light to moderate soiling. The pedestals show varying degrees of wear from light to moderate and boxes show moderate to heavy wear.
Includes: Cobb, Hornsby, Wagner, Dickey, Johnson, Mathewson, Gehrig and Robinson.