I know some people aren't fans of over-sized cards. Personally, I haven't figured out the best way to store them, but I like them. Especially when they are of the vintage persuasion.
Some of you youngsters may need further explanation.
I could give you that explanation, but why re-invent the wheel when Ryan over at The Cardboard Connection already explains it. Check it out here.
My friend, and annual Commish of Gint-A-Cuffs, Mark from Mark's Ephemera sent me one of the 1964 Topps Giants (not the team) cards. Lucky for me it was Ed Brinkman of the Washington Senators.
Just look at that beauty. It measures 3 1/8" by 5 1/4" inches. Night Owl will be ashamed because I didn't scan the back and it's awesome. It looks like a newspaper headline and says "Brinkman Leads In Double Plays".
Mark didn't stop with Mr. Brinkman.
He also sent over two cards from a set that I've never seen before. The 1970 Topps Supers set was a 42 card set featuring some of the players from the 1970 set. The oversized cards measured 3 1/8" by 5 1/4" inches, just like the 1964 Topps Giants set. The major difference is these Supers are as thick as 5 or 6 regular cards.
Mark sent me Tommy Harper of the Seattle Pilots. It looks like he's playing in the desert.
Mark also sent over this nice Jim Fregosi card. I thought it was interesting timing considering Fregosi's recent passing. I like to remember him this way as opposed to his managerial days. He looks pretty happy, as any ballplayer should.
Mark, thanks for the great cards. It's not often I get two types of cards I didn't have in my collection.