Wednesday, May 8, 2013

#158 Eddie Waitkus


#158 Eddie Waitkus
Progress: 1st of this card
79 of 407  19.4% Complete
How acquired: $2.47 on ebay
Condition: Good
This card is pretty clean, but for the crease in the upper left I likely would have gone a little nuts and called it "very good," or even "excellent."  But I'm biased.  I liked the looks of this card before it arrived and once it showed up it has immediately jumped onto my short list of personal favorites in my collection.

Read the back of the card.  Don't see that kind of stuff very often.  I grew up with: "Tony enjoys mexican food and golf in the off-season."  Eddie's wiki page says he nearly died several times and was part of the inspiration for "The Natural."  There's a lot to like about this card, from the yellow/red colors, the "Fightin' Phillies" name, the way he wrote his signature, to the story on the back.  I dare say this is the best $2.47 I've spent in 30+ years of buying cards.

Stats: 11 seasons, 2x All-Star, 1,214 hits

Best Hall of Fame Showing: N/A

3 comments:

  1. Excellent card all the way around. Good work.

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  2. One of my favoorte cards in my collection.

    http://phungo.blogspot.com/2012/06/phun-cards-1952-topps-158-eddie-waitkus.html

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