The Legend

The Legend

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Veale the Hipster

The Pirates are my team so I would collect them no matter what, but it is nice to have some cardboard legends to chase down.  The likes of Tekulve, Parker, Madlock and Times Man of the Year Bob Walk makes things more exciting. Last week my pal Oscar from All Trade Bait, All the Time sent me a reminder of another great cardboard hero.

 Mr. Bob Veale! Just look at those glasses.  I can almost picture Bob sitting down drinking a PBR and listening to indie music.  Bob Clemente, Bob Moose, Bob Veale, Bob Walk......The Pirates bred Bob greatness.
 Pendleton and Hoak are linked by trade.  It was a deal full of sweet nicknames.  The Pirates sent Whammy Douglas, Pendleton, The original Frank Thomas and John Powers to the Reds for Harvey Haddix, Smokey Burgess and Don Hoak.

 Pretty much one of the coolest uniforms ever.

 Gene Freese had a couple stints as a Pirate and was born in West Virginia.

 Always fun to have a dual card in which both guys had nice careers.

I will never have enough Bay cards. He is my most frequently looked at auctions. Thanks to Oscar I have one less to look for!

Thanks for the wonderful vintage surprise Oscar!

Thanks for reading.

13 comments:

  1. Bob Veale! Gotta give the Pirates credit, they've never lacked stylish and trend setting ball players! Didn't even mention the Candy Man.

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    1. The Candy Man has some great cards. So much hair!

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  2. Nor did the Steelers!

    L.C Greenwood with his gold cleats.
    Frenchy Fuqua had a goldfish mini-aquarium in the heels of his platform street shoes, if I recall correctly.

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    1. Very true! Gold cleats during that time was probably scandalous.

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    1. Just go to your local craft beer bar or artisanal coffee shop if you want to see a pair in real life.

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  4. Jason Bay played for the Portland Beavers when he was in the Padres organization...really enjoyed watching him play centerfield.

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    1. That is cool. He is one of my all time favorites. Made some truly bad Pirate teams watchable.

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  5. The old Pirate logo on the Don Hoak card is just great.

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    1. A few years back the Pirates did a cool promo utilizing all the logos over the years. It was really cool.

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  6. You're welcome, buddy!
    I'm glad you liked the cards. I knew as soon as I saw it that Veale was going to be a fave.
    Look for a post about our other trade coming after today's post on ATBATT.

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