Friday, January 4, 2019

Christmas Piece of Reese

For Christmas I asked for a single baseball card. Just one. And a specific one at that. And to my happiness, it was given to me by my brother as part of our family's Secret Santa. Sometimes you ask for things and you don't get them. But this one was one that I kind of knew was coming because my brother accidentally mentioned, out of the blue, Pee Wee Reese a couple of days before we exchanged gifts. It was pretty funny. But I grew increasingly and exceedingly excited for the card as time passed. In my family, I traditionally pass out the gifts and I always save one for me for last. It's my hope that all attention will be on me, but that actually rarely happens, which is fine.

So, since I have your attention, behold my first ever iconic 1955 Bowman card!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!



I made these images large for the blog because they are so glorious. This card is slightly miscut, which is what I wanted, as it shows some of the darker wood-grain that graced some 1955 Bowman's. So, of course I now feel like I need a dark wood-grain example.

I love the text on the back and how Reese is writing about Stan Musial. I've never really seen too many 1955 Bowman's, so this was new to me. A surprise, even.

Thanks to my excellent twin brother David for this baseball card. A welcome edition to my Hall of Fame collection (Veterans, 1984) , as well as to my "teams that no longer exist" collection, since there isn't a Brooklyn Dodgers any more. My father hated the Brooklyn Dodgers, which is where I think I get my dislike for that franchise.

Thanks for stopping by!

13 comments:

  1. I didn't Pee Wee's first name until today. Harold. Hmm. I like Pee Wee much better.
    Congrats on being gifting such a glorious card!

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  2. Very nice! I've decided to work on the 1955 Bowman set, so I hope to have one of these myself at some point.

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    1. I hope you get one, too. It's such a nice card design. Perhaps the most dated but not in a bad way, I don't think.

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  3. I was gifted this very same card just a few days ago. Off-center right side and all!

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    1. We're practically twins because of this. 'Sup brotha?

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  4. Beautiful card! I love the card number inside of the glove. Hmm... I wonder if I own a 55B card.

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    1. Thanks! It's a nice feature. Often see card numbers inside of baseballs but like you I think it looks neat. Hope you do own one already, or very soon...

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  5. If you're going to ask for just one card, that's a pretty darn good one to ask for!

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    1. Thanks! I did ask for it and I was so thrilled to get it.

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  6. Your bro picked a nice one too! Not just your dad with a good eye! Every now and again, getting what you asked for works out well!

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