Here is where things stand today. The entire high number run of 55 cards is shown and for each one with a known proof, either from the original Card Collectors Company ad offering many for sale or Olbermann's collection, that is noted as well.
|367||Ed Fitz Gerald||Proof|
|384||Bobby Gene Smith||Proof|
|407||Yankees Power Hitters|
Bobby Gene Smith, another newbie to the list, is the bearer of our first twist, a ginormous top border:
The proofs must have included all the borders and gutters. What's not clear is whether or not there were full, 264 card proof sheets run off in paper.
One more twist, here is Ken Lehman, another "topper" and his scrawl:
I am reasonably certain that is Woody Gelman's handwriting there. I can make out "BB" and then "GENE" so he may have been next to Bobby Gene Smith atop the press sheet.
There are two other big top border cards are, one of which is also marked up:
#359 Cheney (both)
#378 Singleton (top border)
It would be pretty cool if we could confirm all 55 high numbers in paper. The Yankees Power Hitters card that concludes the set has Mickey Mantle on it so finding that one would be sweet (and even sweeter for the owner).
In my best Dick Enberg voice: "That Dodgers Sluggers card....Oh My!!!!!!"
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