With that being said I can be convinced to pull the trigger when the opportunity presents itself. Last month I was watching some auctions from a seller I follow and he posted a ton of 1952 Bowman cards. He probably had 25 or so, and all were in immaculate shape. I made up my mind that I wanted a few for my collection and went for it. After it was all said in done I won 5. I was kind of kicking myself a little as I should have been more aggressive. The cards were beautiful.
Take a look.
In terms of significance Murray Dickson and Billy Meyer (manager) had long tenures with the Bucs. Meyer actually had his number retired by the Pirates more for being a respected baseball guy than the results on the field. Some of the local Pittsburgh media have written about Meyer on occasion saying that he didn't deserve the honor.
Price wise the cards cost anywhere from $6 to $13 a piece. I though a reasonable price as all 5 have outstanding fronts. The most notable wear is found on two of the backs.
Hopefully the seller finds a few more 52 Pirates so I can keep adding to the collection.
Thanks for reading.
Very cool. It's really cool to see Bowman cards from a time when they didn't focus on future all-stars, and triple-A flame outs.ReplyDelete
It was quite a mix. They were still quick to get cards out. A few of the guys had just 1 year stays in the Burgh.Delete
I LOVE THAT WILKS!!!! Not just because of the last name, but damn that looks like bathroom tile behind him. I never heard of Ted Wilks until I saw that very card posted somewhere. I will possess it one day.ReplyDelete
Maybe it was taken in the bathroom of Forbes Field.Delete
I like the look on Mitkovich's face.Its like hes thinking "Its not a matter of if i'm gonna beat you,its a matter of when i'm gonna beat you." Its that kind of confidence Bob Walk would have been proud of ;)ReplyDelete
Calm, Cool and collected. I'm sure he had a cool nickname too. All guys in that era had cool nicknames.Delete
Very cool to see these cards together like that.ReplyDelete
Just wish I could have got more.Delete
*immediately stops bidding on that Murray Dickson he had his eye on*ReplyDelete
Ha. There is nothing wrong about having 2 Murray Dickson's if you had already pulled the trigger!Delete