Spotlight on Oddballs: 1950 V362 Big League Stars

1950 Big League Stars #45 - Tom Lasorda

1950 Big League Stars #45 – Tom Lasorda

Goudey, through its Canadian subsidiary World Wide Gum Co, of Granby, Quebec, released this set of minor league cards in 1950. The 48 card set measures 3 1/4″ X 2 5/8 and feature players from the International League. Fronts show an image of the player in Blue ink with biographical notes both in French and English. The bottom shows the name of the set and number of the card and the top prints the player name and team affiliation. The backs are blank.

There are two cards of note in the set, Chuck Connors, the actor, NBA and MLB player, and a very early card of Tommy Lasorda. Lasorda is the only Hall of Fame player in the set. You can see the full set below:

 

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