Friday, April 12, 2013

#48 Joe Page

#48 Joe Page
Progress: 1st of this card
77 of 407  18.9% Complete
How acquired: $5.30 on ebay
Condition: Fair
This card is pretty beat up but in a way that I kind of like. I think it has "character."  I find this to be a pretty cool card.  For one, it was arguable the original "error" card.  This card was originally printed with the Johnny Sain card back, and Sain had Page's card back.  This is the corrected version.  For another, Page may not be in the Hall of Fame, but he was more or less the Mariano Rivera of his time, retrospectively leading the league in saves twice, and games finished 4 times.  He was obvioulsy respected for his closing work as he finished in the top 4 of MVP voting twice.

Stats: 8 seasons, 3x All-Star, 76 Saves (not an official stat until 1969)

Best Hall of Fame Showing: N/A

1 comment:

  1. He was one of my Dad's favorite players. It looks like he's none too happy about the crease. All in all a nice pickup, not much of a 'Yankee tax'.