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The Roy Campanella Thread

Figured my primary collecting focus should at least have its own thread. Hopefully there are more Campanella collectors out there.

My registry link...

The images -

1947 Exhibits
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1949 Eureka Sports Stamps
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1952 Berk Ross
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1952 Bowman
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1952 Wheaties
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1953 Canadian Exhibits
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1953 Dormand Postcards
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1953 Red Mand
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1953 Topps
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1954 NY Journal
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1954 RedMan
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1954 Wilson Franks
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1955 Bowman
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1955 Golden Stamps
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2008 Topps AG
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Planning to send in the Wilson Franks; thinking I'll be lucky to get a 2. We'll see.

Please post what you've collected, I know there are more of us Campy fans out there!





Comments

  • cwazzycwazzy Posts: 3,257
    Fantastic start! This also my collecting focus at the moment, although my budget is limiting how fast I can add to it. Here are the three I've added so far:
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    Chris
    Chris
    My small collection
    Want List:
    '61 Topps Roy Campanella in PSA 5-7
    Cardinal T206 cards
    Adam Wainwright GU Jersey
  • redlegsredlegs Posts: 907 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Nice stuff. Here is my favorite Campy....



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  • fattymacsfattymacs Posts: 2,578 ✭✭✭
    My favorite

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  • Beautiful Campanellas guys. The 1953 Topps and color Bowmans are my favorites. I'm trying to find a couple good vintage photos as well to have them framed with some cards for my office. I'll post some of those too --- if I ever am able to land any.

    Thanks for sharing.
  • RipublicaninMassRipublicaninMass Posts: 10,051 ✭✭✭
    A MUST for any Campy collector, not quite perfect

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  • cwazzycwazzy Posts: 3,257
    That's awesome, Ted! Is that yours?

    Chris
    Chris
    My small collection
    Want List:
    '61 Topps Roy Campanella in PSA 5-7
    Cardinal T206 cards
    Adam Wainwright GU Jersey
  • yes I just picked that one and a whitey ford a month or so ago!
  • cwazzycwazzy Posts: 3,257
    This needs a bump. I'm sure there are more Campy's out there!

    Chris
    Chris
    My small collection
    Want List:
    '61 Topps Roy Campanella in PSA 5-7
    Cardinal T206 cards
    Adam Wainwright GU Jersey
  • Nice cards! keep em coming!
  • That's a beauty Bell Campy. Very drool-worthy.
  • Great Campy's everyone!

    Chris, congratulations on finally getting your Campanella rookie. Looks great and the centering can't be beat.

    Here's my contribution:

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    Keith
  • fiveninerfiveniner Posts: 4,109 ✭✭✭
    awesome cards really love that 51B
    Tony(AN ANGEL WATCHES OVER ME)
  • 1960toppsguy1960toppsguy Posts: 1,130 ✭✭
    not sure why but I always thought the 1959 Topps card was kind of a classic that was somewhat overlooked.
  • fiveninerfiveniner Posts: 4,109 ✭✭✭
    Is the 59 Campy for sale?
    Tony(AN ANGEL WATCHES OVER ME)
  • bobsbbcardsbobsbbcards Posts: 3,254 ✭✭✭


    << <i>Is the 59 Campy for sale? >>


    No, it is not. Sorry.
  • cwazzycwazzy Posts: 3,257


    << <i>Great Campy's everyone!

    Chris, congratulations on finally getting your Campanella rookie. Looks great and the centering can't be beat.

    Here's my contribution:

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    Wow! That's awesome!

    Chris
    Chris
    My small collection
    Want List:
    '61 Topps Roy Campanella in PSA 5-7
    Cardinal T206 cards
    Adam Wainwright GU Jersey
  • cwazzycwazzy Posts: 3,257
    I'm almost ashamed to post this after that '49. image This is the latest Campy for my registry set:

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    Chris
    My small collection
    Want List:
    '61 Topps Roy Campanella in PSA 5-7
    Cardinal T206 cards
    Adam Wainwright GU Jersey
  • Great cards cwazzy. This is my only Campanella. I just renewed my PSA grading service and this will probably be one of my frr subs.

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  • cwazzycwazzy Posts: 3,257
    Quick question regarding the '57 Topps Campy: I've noticed that my copy has a rounded upper right corner but every other one that I've seen has a square corner (although I haven't paid much attention until recently). Does anyone know how that might happen?

    Chris
    Chris
    My small collection
    Want List:
    '61 Topps Roy Campanella in PSA 5-7
    Cardinal T206 cards
    Adam Wainwright GU Jersey
  • Kinda excited about this one... as one can be for $12.50. Just won, looking very much forward to the mailman.

    View Finder...
  • cwazzycwazzy Posts: 3,257
    Here's my latest Campy:
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    Chris
    My small collection
    Want List:
    '61 Topps Roy Campanella in PSA 5-7
    Cardinal T206 cards
    Adam Wainwright GU Jersey
  • bobsbbcardsbobsbbcards Posts: 3,254 ✭✭✭
    Just packed this guy (and his 296 friends) up for the April Collector's Club Special:

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  • cwazzycwazzy Posts: 3,257
    Nice '56 Bob! That is quickly becoming one of my favorites (behind the '53 Topps) in the basic set. Of course I think they all pale in comparison to the Wilson Franks card but I doubt I'll ever be able to afford that one. image
    Chris
    My small collection
    Want List:
    '61 Topps Roy Campanella in PSA 5-7
    Cardinal T206 cards
    Adam Wainwright GU Jersey
  • cwazzycwazzy Posts: 3,257
    Just picked up this '52 off of eBay. I can't wait to get it in hand! This is by far my most expensive card. image

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    Chris
    My small collection
    Want List:
    '61 Topps Roy Campanella in PSA 5-7
    Cardinal T206 cards
    Adam Wainwright GU Jersey
  • shagrotn77shagrotn77 Posts: 5,560 ✭✭✭✭
    I'm looking for a nicely centered PSA 8 '49 Bowman Campy rookie if anyone's got one for sale.
    "My father would womanize, he would drink. He would make outrageous claims like he invented the question mark. Sometimes he would accuse chestnuts of being lazy. The sort of general malaise that only the genius possess and the insane lament. Our childhood was typical. Summers in Rangoon, luge lessons. In the spring we'd make meat helmets. When we were insolent we were placed in a burlap bag and beaten with reeds - pretty standard really."
  • Very nicy Campy Chris... you sure have a good eye.

    Happy to see you got that one.
  • kidzfundkidzfund Posts: 565 ✭✭✭
    50th Anniversary of Roy Campanella night at the LA coliseum. Largest paid attendance for a major league baseball game.


    It was one of the most touching and memorable nights in all of baseball on this night. 93,103 fans packed the LA Coliseum for an exhibition game between the Los Angeles Dodgers and the New York Yankees. Sandy Koufax pitched for the Dodgers and lost to the Yankees, 6-2. It was Roy Campanella Night. The star catcher for the Dodgers, paralyzed in an automobile accident, was honored for his contributions to the team for many years. ‘Campie’ continued to serve in various capacities with the Dodger organization for many years.

    <DIV class="wp-caption aligncenter" id=attachment_10334 style="WIDTH: 500px"><IMG class="size-full wp-image-10334" title=campy height=316 alt="Roy Campanella Night" src="http://thebsreport.files.wordpress.com/2009/05/campy.jpg?w=490&h=316" width=490></DIV>
  • cwazzycwazzy Posts: 3,257
    My new pride-and-joy: image

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    Chris
    My small collection
    Want List:
    '61 Topps Roy Campanella in PSA 5-7
    Cardinal T206 cards
    Adam Wainwright GU Jersey
  • shagrotn77shagrotn77 Posts: 5,560 ✭✭✭✭
    So nice...you posted it twice! image
    "My father would womanize, he would drink. He would make outrageous claims like he invented the question mark. Sometimes he would accuse chestnuts of being lazy. The sort of general malaise that only the genius possess and the insane lament. Our childhood was typical. Summers in Rangoon, luge lessons. In the spring we'd make meat helmets. When we were insolent we were placed in a burlap bag and beaten with reeds - pretty standard really."
  • cwazzycwazzy Posts: 3,257


    << <i>So nice...you posted it twice! image >>



    I forgot I posted this here already. image I'm a tool. image
    Chris
    My small collection
    Want List:
    '61 Topps Roy Campanella in PSA 5-7
    Cardinal T206 cards
    Adam Wainwright GU Jersey


  • << <i>

    << <i>So nice...you posted it twice! image >>



    I forgot I posted this here already. image I'm a tool. image >>



    A tool with a fifty-two. It's worth a double post.

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  • new for me...

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  • cwazzycwazzy Posts: 3,257
    It's about time this thread got bumped again. Nice card, Jake. Hopefully my '52 Bowman will be here on Thursday so I can scan it in. image
    Chris
    My small collection
    Want List:
    '61 Topps Roy Campanella in PSA 5-7
    Cardinal T206 cards
    Adam Wainwright GU Jersey
  • fiveninerfiveniner Posts: 4,109 ✭✭✭
    image
    Tony(AN ANGEL WATCHES OVER ME)
  • cwazzycwazzy Posts: 3,257
    Nice! That's the best centered Symbol of Courage card I've seen!
    Chris
    My small collection
    Want List:
    '61 Topps Roy Campanella in PSA 5-7
    Cardinal T206 cards
    Adam Wainwright GU Jersey
  • perkdogperkdog Posts: 29,219 ✭✭✭✭✭


    << <i>My new pride-and-joy: image

    image >>



    How about a third look image


    Chris, congrats on a GORGEOUS card, that is a perfect example of an affordable card with great eye appeal!
  • cwazzycwazzy Posts: 3,257


    << <i>

    << <i>My new pride-and-joy: image >>



    How about a third look image


    Chris, congrats on a GORGEOUS card, that is a perfect example of an affordable card with great eye appeal! >>



    Thanks, Paul! Your definition of affordable is much different than mine, however. image But selling that second kidney was worth it and I'm learning to function normally again. image
    Chris
    My small collection
    Want List:
    '61 Topps Roy Campanella in PSA 5-7
    Cardinal T206 cards
    Adam Wainwright GU Jersey
  • CARDSANDCOINSCARDSANDCOINS Posts: 340 ✭✭✭
    Has anyone noticed on the 1956 Topps Campanella there is a dodger player sliding into Roy Campanella?
    was this game the Dodgers vs. The Dodgers?
  • cwazzycwazzy Posts: 3,257


    << <i>Has anyone noticed on the 1956 Topps Campanella there is a dodger player sliding into Roy Campanella?
    was this game the Dodgers vs. The Dodgers? >>



    I believe they used a generic picture and just painted it with the player on the card. The game in question could have been the Cardinals versus Cubs and not involved Campy at all. But it is a cool picture!
    Chris
    My small collection
    Want List:
    '61 Topps Roy Campanella in PSA 5-7
    Cardinal T206 cards
    Adam Wainwright GU Jersey
  • packCollectorpackCollector Posts: 2,786 ✭✭✭
    thought you might like this

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  • cwazzycwazzy Posts: 3,257


    << <i>thought you might like this

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    That is S-W-E-E-T!!!!!!!!!!!! I'm PMing my address so you can send that to me for winning your generous contest. image

    My newest addition to the Campy family:
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    Chris
    My small collection
    Want List:
    '61 Topps Roy Campanella in PSA 5-7
    Cardinal T206 cards
    Adam Wainwright GU Jersey
  • fiveninerfiveniner Posts: 4,109 ✭✭✭


    << <i>

    << <i>Has anyone noticed on the 1956 Topps Campanella there is a dodger player sliding into Roy Campanella?
    was this game the Dodgers vs. The Dodgers? >>



    I believe they used a generic picture and just painted it with the player on the card. The game in question could have been the Cardinals versus Cubs and not involved Campy at all. But it is a cool picture! >>



    Actually thats Campy #39 doing the sliding however I have no clue who he is sliding in to.
    Tony(AN ANGEL WATCHES OVER ME)
  • First time I've seen one of these:

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    smallest collectable i now own... to bad for the OC, but like I said first one I've seen.
  • BunchOBullBunchOBull Posts: 6,187 ✭✭✭


    << <i>

    << <i>

    << <i>Has anyone noticed on the 1956 Topps Campanella there is a dodger player sliding into Roy Campanella?
    was this game the Dodgers vs. The Dodgers? >>



    I believe they used a generic picture and just painted it with the player on the card. The game in question could have been the Cardinals versus Cubs and not involved Campy at all. But it is a cool picture! >>



    Actually thats Campy #39 doing the sliding however I have no clue who he is sliding in to. >>




    That should be the Yankees and therefore would be Yogi Berra. The bald head and number 8 would confirm this image
    Collector of most things Frank Thomas. www.BigHurtHOF.com
  • cwazzycwazzy Posts: 3,257
    Picked up this '53 Bowman. Decent centering and edges but the image is a bit out of focus. I missed that in the eBay scan. But it will work until I can find an upgrade.
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    Chris
    My small collection
    Want List:
    '61 Topps Roy Campanella in PSA 5-7
    Cardinal T206 cards
    Adam Wainwright GU Jersey
  • No activity in a while on this thread. figured I should bump it with something worthy... just picked up something rather unique.

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  • lostdart58lostdart58 Posts: 2,938 ✭✭✭
    High grade Campanella for sale here: PSA 9 Eureka stamp
    Collector of:Baseball
    1955 Bowman Raw complete with 90% Ex-NR or better

    Now seeking 1949 Eureka Sportstamps...NM condition
    Working on '78 Autographed set now 99.9% complete -
    Working on '89 Topps autoed set now complete


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