Tuesday, February 5, 2013

#243 Larry Doby














#243 Larry Doby
Progress: 1st of this card
59 of 407  14.5% Complete
How acquired: $5.83 on ebay
Condition: Fair
I'm sure I lose a lot of collector's when I say this, but aside for the significant amount of paper loss on the front of this card it's in pretty nice shape.  For a player of Doby's historical significance, paper-loss or not, $5.83 is a steal.

This also has to be one of the 1st batting cage shots used by Topps, a type of shot I'm huge fan of, but Topps has all but abandoned since the mid-80's.

MLB Stats: 13 seasons, 7x All-Star, 1st African American to play in American League

Played 5 seasons in the Negro League 

Inducted into Hall of fame in 1998 by the Veterans Committee

4 comments:

  1. Yeah, with that card, the paper loss doesn't really bother me. Very nice pick up.

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  2. Yup, this is a great photo. Can you imagine how beautiful this card was when it was brand new, right out of the pack?

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  3. Love the '52 Doby card. You did well on this one.

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  4. Great job. I actually had to look closely to notice the paper loss

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