This weekend was the Serramonte Mall card show, held three times per year. This is how a mall show should be, in terms of size - the entire center of the mall walkway was filled with tables. As is apparently common with shows out here, there were plenty of non-card dealers with tables full of toys, action figures, jewelry, and fancy silverware. But I found a few dealers with good stuff in their boxes, and walked away with a very nice stack of cards.
I added 52 cards to the Cardboard Zoo. At least six of those were pre-war vintage, including a 1911 gem (and by gem I mean barely gradable as a 1) and a quad relic. I picked up several needs for my set collections, a few cards for the Awards/Leaders, some cards for the player collections (including a relic), a nice stack of well-loved vintage Topps, and plenty of cards that will be offered up for trade. You'll see most of my card show pick-ups this week, but first, I need your help.
I grabbed this card as part of that group of pre-war vintage. Yes, I realize this isn't pre-war. In fact, Del's first cards with the Phillies appear around 1949. It's blank-backed, on very thin stock (not paper, though), and appears to be slightly miscut, as the right edge seems to be a part of another card. It's approximately 3-1/2" tall, but around 2-1/4" wide (a bit narrower than standard cards). All my research turned up nothing. If you know anything, please let me know!