This is a recent, HAND-MADE ART CARD by HELMAR and very limited. Charles Mandel-- President of Helmar Brewing Company and the originator of this R319 Helmar Big League and Helmars other baseball card series-- is a super guy with a great passion for preserving our favorite past time. The baseball card collecting world cannot say enough about Charles and the Helmar product Charles and his team produces which is why this card series is so popular. From the Helmar Auctions and Website: The Helmar R-319 series was originally 180 cards.
And is now approaching 500 cards. The design is based on one of the greatest baseball card sets of all time, the 1933 Goudey set.
The 1933 Goudey set has, famously, four Babe Ruths. We have many of the greatest players from Goudey set, and also Babe Didrikson, Josh Gibson, Satchel Paige, Martin Dihigo, many other Cuban and Japanese players, and Negro Leaguers. R-319s have a good amount of text on the reverse. When youre reading the back of a Helmar R-319 we aim to transport you back in time to a moment in the players career. Fleetwood Walker and the color barrier coming down.
The great Rube Fosters breakdown. Swede Risberg being banned from baseball.Given the scope, the expense and the complexity for a small company or artist to put together such a big set of original art, no one else may ever attempt to create a set this ambitious. And were not done yet. Look for more R-319s later this year! Helmar cards are printed on paper stock consistent with the most treasured card sets of the late 19th century, and early 20th century.
Our cards are hand-distressed and treated, to give them a worn, well-loved look and feel, and a fresh, unique scent. Weve hit a homer if it seems as if you are holding a vintage card in your hands.
All the original art is painted by our team. We spend almost as much time creating the backs of the cards as the fronts. For our cards that display player information on the backs, our writers strive to create descriptions that transport you to the time of the players career. Everything we do is a time-gobbling labor of baseball-card love. Helmar cards are not available in full sets.
We generally offer a few different cards from each series each week. Since each card is handmade, no two look exactly the same. It might be two months, or more, before you see a particular card again. We have vowed not to sell more than six of each card per year. Checklists are available on our website.The item "R319-Helmar BIG LEAGUE #215 Joseph Smokey Williams, Chicago American Giants" is in sale since Wednesday, December 30, 2020. This item is in the category "Sports Mem, Cards & Fan Shop\Sports Trading Cards\Trading Card Singles". The seller is "bigsaintsfaninbigd" and is located in Dallas, Texas. This item can be shipped to United States.