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Frankie Frisch
(b. September 9, 1898 - d. March 12, 1973)
A member of more NL pennant winners than any other player, Frankie Frisch played in four fall classics with the Giants and four with the Cardinals. He cracked the .300 mark 13 times, scored 100 runs seven times, and was the 1931 NL MVP. Named player-manager in 1933, "The Fordham Flash" led the "Gashouse Gang" to the world championship in 1934. He scored 1,532 runs in his career while batting .316.
Inducted in 1947
1925-31 W590 Frank Frisch SGC 82 EX/MT+
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Comments: 1940 Playball PSA 5 - that was the first portrait for Faber! I eventually upgraded to a PSA 6 (Nov, 2004). In February, 2005 I went a little crazy and bought the huge group of '40 Playball cards off the Mickey's Sportscards website listed below - including an upgrade to a PSA 7:

1940 Playball Rick Ferrell #21 PSA 7 1940 Playball Tris Speaker #170 PSA 7
1940 Playball Connie Mack #132 PSA 7 1940 Playball George Sisler #179 PSA 8
1940 Playball Frankie Frisch #167 PSA 7 1940 Playball Red Faber #230 PSA 7

I also owned a 1931 W517 issue (first a VG raw example and later a SGC 60 in Oct 2003). I purchased this W590 card raw from Kit Young in March, 2006 and sold all the others. The example above displays NM but received the Authentic designation by PSA due to being hand-cut. I've been looking for a better example ever since and have had zero luck. Tough card as very few show up.

UPDATE: On October 4th, I randomly searched (W590) (Frisch) (PSA, SGC) on eBay and this SGC 82 example turned up.  I couldn’t believe it.  Just 12 hours earlier I had won another card for my collection – a 1948 Swell Feller PSA 7.  It’s been a slow buying year for cards but I was on some kind of hot streak.  This Frisch was the first ever example of the strip card I had found with a number grade in 20 years of searching auction houses and eBay offerings.  Previously, I had only seen “Authentic” examples due to the borders being a little too narrow.  I guess this one met the minimum card size criteria.  The purchase price was fair, I clicked the “Buy It Now” option and the card was mine!  Per the PSA and SGC population reports, there’s only XX better examples in the world.

Card Details Below:  
Year(s): 1925 - 1931
ACC Set Designation: W590
Set Name:
Country: United States
Description: This strip card set is part of a larger set cataloged as W580 which includes movie stars, boxers and other athletes. These cards measure approximately 1-3/8" X 2-1/2". Fronts have black-and-white player photos with a white border. In the bottom border is the player name, position, city and league. Some cards can be found with a "Former" designation before the position. Several variations are known in team designations, indicating the set was probably reissued at least once between 1928-31. Backs are blank.
Example W590 Strip
Example W590 Sheet