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George Wright
(b. January 28, 1847 - d. August 21, 1937)
The star shortstop of the original Cincinnati Red Stockings team that went undefeated for the entire 1869 season, George Wright played through 1882. He then started a successful sporting goods firm and helped start the Union Association in 1884. Later in life he served on baseball's Centennial Commission, and was instrumental in the creation of the National Baseball Hall of Fame.
Inducted in 1937
1950 Callahan George Wright PSA 9 MINT
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Comments: I first picked up a PSA 6 '50 Callahan on in March, 2003 (along with a Radbourne PSA 7, a raw Cummings, and a raw Delahanty) from Robert Wyrick. I upgraded to this PSA 9 (along with a Bulkeley PSA 9) in November, 2004 after winning an eBay auction from Poway Sportscards (cardmrchnt6ta4). I've searched for an issue contemporary to Wrights career but the only items available are 19th century photographs or woodcuts. In 2007, I was browsing the Robert Edwards auction offering and found the perfect portrait - a circa 1875 CDV Kurtz Studios cabinet card. I tried to win but came up short. The final hammer price was $6462.50.
Card Details Below:  
Year(s): 1950
ACC Set Designation:
Set Name: Callahan
Country: United States
Description: These cards which feature artist Mario DeMarco's drawings of Hall of Famers, were produced from 1950 through 1956 and sold by the Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown and at major league ballparks. The cards measure 1-3/4" X 2-1/2" and include a detailed player biography on the back. When introduced in 1950 the set included all members of the Hall of Fame up to that time, and then new cards were added each year as more players were elected. Therefore, cards of players appearing in all previous editions are more common than those players who appeared in just one or two years. When the set was discontinued in 1956 it consisted of 82 cards, which is now a complete set. B.E. Callahan of Chicago, the publisher of "Who's Who in Baseball," produced the card set.
Example 1950 Callahan Box
Example 1950 Callahan Box