1951 Topps Red Back Andy Seminick
I consider myself to have a good memory when it comes to my cards and how I obtained them. 1990's and early 2000's consisted of K'mart boxes and cards shows/shops. Anything after has been eBay and blog trading. Every so often a card pops up that stumps me. Such was the case of this Andy Seminick card.
While I have no idea where I got this card it does have a fun connection to the area. Andy Seminick was born in West Virginia. He is from a small unincorporated town called Pierce which is tucked away in the mountains.
As is tradition I ended up spending way too much time researching Seminick. Here is a couple cool things of note.
- He hit two homeruns in the same inning
- Broke his ankle late in the season, but played on it until the Phillies lost to the Yankees in the World Series
- He was traded for Smokey Burgess twice. (Burgess was a former Pirate, so now this is officially a Pirate post)
- He was a long time coach in the minors. Some notable guys he coached were Mike Schmidt and Ferguson Jenkins.
So whomever gave me this Seminick card thank you. You are forever immortalized on a baseball card blog.
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