Excellent job,. Being from Louisiana myself growing up in the New Orleans area, and also collecting vintage baseball cards, I was very surprised to see the Cafe Du Monde cards. I will keep my eye out for one of them!
Thank you for commenting. I'm glad you like the site. That Cafe Du Monde might be difficult to find. I was lucky to get one for my collection and I don't plan on parting with it any time soon. If you happen upon a "Cafe Du Monde find" please let me know!
Hi Zach, I love your website. It looks like it took a lot of work, effort, and patience. I have been collecting Louisiana cards for the last 3 years. You have come up with a couple that I didn't know existed. I am working on a Type II Coupon set, very low grade. I am at 66 cards at the moment. I also have 21 other assorted New Orleans issues, including a few that are not baseball cards. I still need about 10 different types that I am aware of.
Thanks for a great site! Rick
Rick, thanks for commenting. I would like to discuss LA cards with you some more if you have time... including the non-baseball stuff. Shoot me an email sometime: firstname.lastname@example.org
Sharp looking website you have going here Zach.
I see that on your checklist (T315) Red Cross you list Harry Steinfeldt as a St. Louis player. I have seen this on other checklists as well. Harry NEVER played for St. Louis. Do you have a scan or anything that shows this card? Thanks, Tom
Tom - Sorry that it took me so long to reply. Somehow I missed your comment. I looked into the Steinfeldt St. Louis connection and found something in his SABR bio (http://sabr.org/bioproj/person/c1dc8fd5): In February 1912 he signed to manage the Cincinnati team in the new United States League, but when that circuit folded he accepted an invitation to try out for the St. Louis Cardinals. Drawing his unconditional release before the season opened, Steinfeldt, in the words of one poetic commentator, "then tried the minors, but his heart was broken, and he could not reconcile himself to Father Time's claim."
So it looks like he had a brief tryout period with St. Louis in 1912.
As for a scan of the card, I was able to find an old auction listing: http://loveofthegameauctions.com/lot-4012.aspx
I hope this answers some of your questions and thanks for posting.
Love the site!! As a fellow Louisianian, I am proud to see someone from my homes state contribute so much to the hobby!
Hi. I started collecting the Louisiana cards in 1980 and turned up a few thousand cards in the 80s. As the decade wound down, fewer and fewer cards turned up and I quit doing shows in 1991. I auctioned most of my collection in 2006 in the Mastro auctions. I still have a few cards but I have lots of information and experience I'd be willing to share. Keith
Great website Zach, well done! Love that Cafe du Monde card..what an awesome pickup!
I have a Type 2 John McGraw.... looks like you don't have it on the site yet. I'm sending it off to PSA this week for grading. I have a feeling it will be at least a 5!!!
Hi Shep, are you referring to the Coupon type 2? If so, he is listed twice on that checklist (glove at hip & portrait).
Fantastic job you have done, love the history of the cards and the city. Is that your hotel?