Tuesday, August 6, 2013

#79 Gerald Staley

#79 Gerald Staley
Progress: 1st of this card
94 of 407  23.1% complete
How acquired: 3.92 on ebay
Condition: Excellent
This card is in great shape.  I haven't gone back and looked at every '52 I have, but this may very well be in better condition than any of them.  If it weren't for the rounded corners I wouldn't hesitate to call this card near-mint.  It's front is clean and the gloss looks brand new.  It's kind of strange, after handling so many well worn cards from this set to come across one so intact.  Almost, an "ah ha," moment.  "So that's what these used to look like."

Stats: 15 seasons, 3x All-Star, 134 wins, finished in top 10 in saves six times

Best Hall of Fame Showing: N/A