Sheldon’s 1960 Pittsburgh Pirates Sketch Card Subset

Artist Monty Sheldon has been creating Sheldon’s Sketch Card Champions during the past two years, and in addition to the 2010 regular set, he will be releasing a sub set that will acknowledge the 50th anniversary of the World Series Championship achieved by the Pittsburgh Pirates in 1960.

Sheldon’s sketch cards are made available weekly through eBay auctions, and starting with card no. 113 and continuing through card no. 119 he will be auctioning off a 50th anniversary set of the 1960 Pittsburgh Pirates, who won the exciting 7 game series in dramatic fashion with Bill Mazeroski’s game 7, series ending home run in the bottom of the 9th against the formidable New York Yankees.

Sheldon will be providing a sketch card that will correspond with each game played of the 1960 World Series.  Included in the set will be Pirates team members that played a pivotal role in each of the games and each card will be signed and finished 50 years to the exact day that World Series game was played, making this a true 50th anniversary set.

Included below is a player checklist and the auction end date for each card.  The scheduled eBay 7-day auctions will all take place at 18:00 (9:00 PM eastern, 6:00 PM pacific).

  • Tuesday, OCT 5 (game 1) – Dick Groat & Vern Law (card #113) – auction ends 10/12
  • Wednesday, OCT 6 (game 2) – Dick Schofield & Gino Cimoli (card #114) – auction ends 10/13
  • Thursday, OCT 8 (game 3) – Tom Cheney & Dick Stuart (card #115) – auction ends 10/15
  • Friday, OCT 9 (game 4) – Roy Face & Bill Virdon (card #116) – auction ends 10/16
  • Saturday, OCT 10 (game 5) – Smokey Burgess & Don Hoak (card #117) – auction ends 10/17
  • Sunday, OCT 12 (game 6) – Roberto Clemente & Hal Smith (card #118) – auction ends 10/19
  • Monday, OCT 13 (game 7) – Bill Mazeroski & Harvey Haddix (card #119) – auction ends 10/20

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1955 Brooklyn Dodgers Card Subset to be Released on 55th Anniversary of Brooklyn’s only World Series Championship!

Artist Monty Sheldon has been creating Sheldon’s Sketch Card Champions during the past two years, and in addition to the 2010 regular set, he will be releasing a sub set that will acknowledge the 55th anniversary of the World Series Championship achieved by the Brooklyn Dodgers in 1955.

Sheldon’s sketch cards are made available weekly through E-bay auctions, and starting with card no. 106 and continuing through card no. 112 he will be auctioning off a 55th anniversary set of the 1955 Brooklyn Dodgers, who won their only World Series Championship in an exciting 7-game series versus their World Series nemesis, the New York Yankees.

Sheldon will be providing a sketch card that will correspond with each game played of the 1955 World Series.  Included in the set will be Dodger team members  that played a pivotal role in each of the games and each card will be signed and finished 55 years to the exact day that World Series game was played, making this a true 55th anniversary set.

Included below is a player checklist and the auction end date for each card.  The scheduled eBay 7-day auctions will all take place at (10:55 PM eastern, 7:55 PM pacific) and you can find Sheldon’s auctions by clicking here.

  • Tuesday, SEPT 28 (game 1) – Jackie Robinson & Carl Furillo (card #106) – auction ends 10/5
  • Wednesday, SEPT 29 (game 2) – Pee Wee Reese (card #107) – auction ends 10/6
  • Thursday, SEPT 30 (game 3) – Roy Campanella (card #108) – auction ends 10/7
  • Friday, OCT 1 (game 4) – Clem Labine (card #109) – auction ends 10/8
  • Saturday, OCT 2 (game 5) – Duke Snider (card #110) – auction ends 10/9
  • Sunday, OCT 3 (game 6) – Jim Gilliam (card #111) – auction ends 10/10
  • Monday, OCT 4 (game 7) – Gil Hodges, Sandy Amoros, Johnny Podres (card #112) – auction ends 10/11

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I always like to showoff the Harry Kalas sketch card Monty made for me.  You won’t find anything else like it.

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Q & A – What Is This Card?

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Question: For some reason I cannot find this card anywhere. I have had it for well over 15 years, so I know its not a reproduction.  Its a “Star 85” Michael Jordan 1984-85 Rookie of the Year basketball card.  It says “1 of 11” on the back. If you can help, thanks.

Answer: That Michael Jordan card is part of an 11 card subset within the Star ’85 set.  The Jordan cards from the ’84-’85 set are some of the most valuable within the hobby.  Congrats on having a really great card!