Friday, February 24, 2017

1928 Tharp's F50 (1972 TCMA reprint) #4: Red Faber, Chicago White Sox, P

  The F50 ice cream sets were probably the most definitive sets of the late 1920's.  Consisting of a total of 60 different 1-3/8" x 2-9/16" cards, the F50 set was produced by 3 different ice cream companies--Tharp's, Yuengling's, and Harrington's.  The sets made by the 3 ice cream companies were nearly identical except for the message on the card back.  Also, 2 different versions of the #6 Babe Ruth card exist.  The complete set was reprinted in its original size by TCMA in 1972.

     Red Faber was inducted into the MLB Hall of Fame in 1964 by the Veteran's Committee after appearing on the HOF ballot 17 times between 1937-1962.  His HOF career spanned 20 seasons with the Chicago White Sox between 1914-1933, with a World Series Championship against the New York Giants in 1917.  Faber pitched 4 of the 6 games, winning games 2, 5, and 6 to clinch the championship.  He did not participate on the 1919 World Series team, although he was still a member of the team.  Faber completed his career with 254 Wins and a 3.15 ERA in over 4086 Innings Pitched.  

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