Collecting the 1940 Play Ball Baseball Card Set

Baseball nicknames sure aren't as colorful as they used to be.

For evidence of this, all you have to do is review the cards in the 1940 Play Ball set to discover players like "Twinkletoes" Selkirk (#8), "Hot Potato" Hamlin (#70), "High Pockets" Kelly (#142) and Hugh "Eee-Yah" Jennings (#223).

Hobbyists say these creative nicknames add character to this 75-year-old issue.

"It's amusing to see some of the nicknames on these cards," said Erik Varon, a long-time 1940 Play Ball set collector. "It makes you wonder how these players ever got these nicknames." 

Source: PSA Cards By Kevin Glew