Thursday, June 23, 2011

26 - Pittsburgh Pirates TC

About This Team
The Pittsburgh ball club was first established in 1882.  Playing as the "Pittsburgh Alleghenys," the club was a part of the American Association.  Pittsburgh joined the National League in 1887 and changed the team name to the "Pittsburgh Pirates" in 1891.  Throughout their rich history, the Pirates have won five World Series championships and nine National League pennants.  In 1972, the Pirates won the National League East and made the third of three straight playoff appearances, but lost to the Cincinnati Reds in the NLCS.

About This Card
The Pirates team card is another example of the wide range of conditions in my set.  The card is yellowed and the corners and edges are worn.  The condition is never really important to me as far as trying to build a MINT set, but it does give me a sense of history and longevity of each individual card.

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