The Billy Pierce Project

With the many blogs I read, each collector has a specific route they go - working on smaller subsets, teams sets or a particular player. Billy Pierce is my direction. I can't say I was a huge fan until the father of the girl I was dating (at the time) said to me, while sitting in church, "You know that's Billy Pierce over there, right?". Actually, no I did not. Billy is a south side resident, number retired from the ChiSox and a nice guy.

My focus is to get the complete Pierce collection issued during his playing career. Best I can tell, I'm working on a group that starts in 1951 and ends in 1964 (Billy as a Giant is just wrong). My current progress stands with the cards in bold in my hand (with photo links):

1951 Bowman
1951 Topps Blue Back
1952 Bowman
1952 Red Man
1952 Topps
1953 Bowman color
1953 Red Man 
1953 Topps
1954 Bowman
1954 Red Heart dog food
1954 Red Man 
1955 Bowman
1956 Topps
1957 Topps
1957-58 Exhibit Supply
1958 Jay Publishing
1958 Topps
1958 Topps Mound Aces
1959 Topps
1959 Topps Ace Hurlers
1959 Topps All-Star
1959 Topps All-Star Starter
1960 Topps
1960 Topps All-Star
1960 Topps Tattoo #44
1960 Topps Tattoo #95
1961 Topps
1962 Topps
1962 Post
1962 Post Canada
1963 Topps
1963 Topps WS Game 6
1963 Topps Series Foes
1964 Topps

Always interested in a trade to complete. If you see anything, let me know.


Side note: I didn't marry that girl, but my wife and I attend church with Sal Fasano. Go figure.

1 comment:

  1. Fellow White Sox fan here,

    I recently found a site that may be a nice resource for you. The Trading Card Database

    Here are two links to scans of Billy Pierce cards. Including the unusual 1957 Swift Meats. A 1959 Bazooka.

    http://www.tradingcarddb.com/Person.cfm/pid/4643/Billy-Pierce

    http://www.tradingcarddb.com/GalleryP.cfm/pid/4643/Billy-Pierce?PageIndex=1

    http://www.tradingcarddb.com/ViewCard.cfm/sid/67151/cid/4931259/1957-Swift-Meats-4-Billy-Pierce

    What The Trading Card Database says about themselves,

    Welcome to the Trading Card Database!

    The Trading Card Database serves as a community-created archive of the history of trading cards as well as a resource and channel for collectors.

    Here you will find set listings for an expanding list of releases, including trivia, checklists, error cards, rookie cards, user ratings and comments, forums, plus images. The database is fully searchable by year, card manufacturer, player, or team and is growing by the day.

    You can contribute your scans, reviews and general knowledge by registering. Earn points for adding things to the database and climb up the ranks. You can also use the database to track your collection. We are committed to providing the most accurate information, so if you spot any inaccuracies, please let us know.

    Thanks and welcome!

    ooooohdoggie at whatIfSports

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