Saturday, April 22, 2006
I thought I would share a recent purchase. This is a T5 Pinkerton Cabinet card of Hall of Famer Chief Bender. This was made in the 1900's. Its in pretty rough shape, but is one of my fvorite cards.
Charles Albert Bender was born in 1884 in Crow Wing County, Minnesota. He was 18 years old when he played his first game on April 20, 1903 for the Philadelphia Athletics. A team he would spend most of his career with. We just passed his 103rd anniversary in the big leagues.
Bender appeared in 5 World Series Championships. Three of those teams brought home the title. Chas Bender was elected into the Hall of Fame in 1953.