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Friday, October 7, 2016

52 Beard LaPalme

My title kind of rolls of the tongue.  It sounds like a classy car.  Come into my garage and look at my restored 52 Beard Lapalme.  


Last night I started looking through some of my vintage Buccos.  I have a few 52's in my collection, but these are by far the best conditioned. 

I may have to become a Ted Beard super collector as I have featured his 51 Bowman earlier in the year.  


While vintage always takes a back seat to the modern cards I still find myself picking up cards here and there. They offer a nice change a pace and tell a much better story.  Everytime I pull vintage cards I end up spending at least 30 minutes reading SABR pages. What a great resource.  

Hope everyone is enjoying the playoff games.  Thanks for reading. 

8 comments:

  1. Can you imagine having a name like "Ted Beard" in today's game and NOT having facial hair?

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    1. The Yankees would make him change his name.

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  2. I've gone down the SABR rabbit hole many times! So many great stories, they do a nice job for sure.

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  3. Very nice '52s! A few months back I bought a trio of '52s on COMC - Sibby Sisti, Eddie Yost, and Murry Dickson. I submitted them to PSA and the only one that didn't come back as trimmed was the Dickson - which came back an EX 5.

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    1. A 5 is pretty good! I've never had a card graded myself. I own a few that I've purchased on the secondary market, but never pulled the trigger myself.

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  4. Always liked how the 1952 Topps Beard bio links him to Babe Ruth's last home run at Forbes Field.

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    1. That is the beauty of SABR pages. Soon you find yourself clicking away and it is 2am.

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