Print Run C
World Golf Hall of Fame was originally located in Pinehurst, North
Carolina and was privately operated. It opened in September of
1974 with an initial class of 13 members. The PGA of America took
over operations in 1983 and took full ownership in 1986.|
The WGHOF is now located in St. Augustine, Florida. It is one of the few Hall's of Fame that honor both men and women of the sport. It is supported by 26 golf organizations from all around the world.
Categories for induction are Male Competitor, Female Competitor, Veterans, and Lifetime Achievement. Elections are held every other year with induction ceremonies taking place during odd numbered years.
The Sportscaster Cards are a very different set of cards in that they are much larger than usual trading cards. They were printed in several different countries and several languages and not all subjects were printed in every language. There were also several print runs of some of the subjects.
This set was a mail order subscription set issued over a three year period from 1977 to 1979. There were 91 packs issued, with 24 cards in each pack, for a total of 2184 cards issued. This set covers mainly sports with all the major sports along with many minor sports being represented. If you had purchased a subscription, each pack of 24 cards would have cost you around $3.00.
In looking for a particular card, the scarcity would be in this order: Dutch, Belgian, Italian, German, French, Swedish, North American/Japan, United Kingdom, Finnish, and North American/Italy. Each card is numbered on the back with the country prefix, the series number, and then the card number.
Also, many of the cards had several print runs. This was the case for the Ben Hogan Sportscaster cards. Mr. Hogan has Sportscaster cards from 8 different countries, with more than one print run from two of these countries for a total of 12 Sportscaster cards. There is NO Dutch Sportscaster card or North American/Japan card for Ben Hogan.
The following pages will show the fronts and backs of each of Mr. Hogan’s Sportscaster Cards. On the bottom row on the back, it will show an A, B, or C if that card is a different print run.
The only difference seen, on the front of the cards, is that some have one box with a figure in the box while others have two boxes with figures. These are just to the right of the Ben Hogan name. Everything else is identical on the front of each card.