1951 Connie Mack Book

The 1951 Connie Mack Book baseball card set, as the name implies, was issued in conjunction with the Hall of Fame manager’s book, “My 66 Years in the Big Leagues.” Consisting of only four cards – Connie Mack, Christy Mathewson, Babe Ruth, and Rube Waddell – each piece measures 2-1/4” by 3-1/2” and was issued in a folder entitled “Four Mighty Heroes.” Each black-and-white card features a player photo against a white background and his name identified in print. The reverse has that athlete’s career statistics and an advertisement for Mack’s book. Not surprisingly, the value of Ruth’s card in Near Mint condition is almost twice that of the other three cards combined.