Kid Elberfeld -  1980 Nostalgic Enterprises of Wayland, Mass - 1903 NY Highlanders set  Kid Elberfeld -  1980 Nostalgic Enterprises of Wayland, Mass - 1903 NY Highlanders set

1903 New York Highlanders (pre-Yankees) set by Nostalgic Enterprises (1980)

Increasingly popular among collectors and serious baseball fans desiring vintage replicas of their favorites are the sets issued by The Card Memorabilia Associates, Ltd. (or TCMA). This set, however, sometimes confused with a TCMA issue, was produced by Nostalgic Enterprises of Wayland, Massachusetts. While many such sets are reprints of earlier works, this set is NOT a reprint edition but an original issued in 1980. It is quite difficult to find, commanding a $35.00 value in the 2003 Standard Catalog of Baseball Cards in near mint condition.

The complete checklist is as follows: Monte Beville, Jack Chesbro, Wid Conroy, Lefty Davis, John Deering, Kid Elberfeld, Dave Fultz, John Ganzel, Clark Griffith, Harry Howell, Willie Keeler, Herm McFarland, Jack O'Connor, Jesse Tannehill, Jimmy Williams, Jack Zalusky and Header card/checklist - Source: 2003 Standard Catalog of Baseball Cards (Krause). Near Mint to Mint condition. (From the eBay description.)

Source of original photos on the cards:

Boston Public Library
McGreevey Collection
Print Department
McKim Building, 3rd Floor
617-536-5400, ext. 2280

A collection of early Boston baseball photographs ranging from 1875 to 1916. Represented are many of the most important ballplayers of the 19th and early 20th century including Cy Young, Ty Cobb, Mike "King" Kelly, Kid Nichols and many others. Also included are panoramic photos of the ballparks of the era including the Huntington Avenue Grounds in Boston and the Polo Grounds in New York. The centerpiece of the collection is a series of photographs related to the first World Series in 1903 between Boston and Pittsburgh. Featured are photographs of the fans of the Boston team, the "Royal Rooters" and their leader Michael T. "Nuf Ced" McGreevey.