Friday, October 12, 2018

Bob Lemon: 1954 Bowman

This is a new addition to my new collecting area of Hall of Fame players. This is the 1954 Bob Lemon card which I got from Eric via a twitter sale. Lemon had a fifteen year career all with the Cleveland Indians and was voted into the Hall of Fame in 1976 by the BBWAA.

Compared to the card showing on TCDB, it's a little dirty looking; but it's simply glorious. And it's rounded corners are exactly right for a card that is 20 years older than I am. In fact, by the time I'm 68 I hope I too have rounded corners and am a little dirty!

I particularly love the baseball bat and name on the card back, and the baseball stitching on the card number. Also note the now sadly retired Chief Wahoo logo on Lemon's sleeve. A pure delight of a card!


Thanks Eric!

Thanks for stopping by!

4 comments:

  1. Nice card! Hope you can grab some more vintage cards.

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  2. Always enjoy seeing the blue skies with puffy white clouds on early Bowman baseball cards. Congratulations on adding this HOFer to your collection.

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    1. Thank you! I hope to be able to get some more cards to show off, too!

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