Wednesday, August 23, 2017

#309 Jim Busby

#309 Jim Busby
Progress: 1st of this card
279 of 407  68.5% complete
90% of non-hi's #1-310
How acquired: $11.50 on eBay
Condition: Very Good

This Busby marks exactly 90% of the cards in the first five series (1-310) having been obtained, scanned and posted.  It's kind of a crazy feeling to be searching for so few cards that I have now committed the numbers I need to memory.  Frank Campos is #307 in 1952 Topps.  Unfortunately, that's a piece of worthless knowledge that is going to stick with me forever.

This Busby is a baseball card.  It's generic looking enough to be the picture used on wikipedia for the page on baseball cards.  It isn't, but it could be.  For some reason, despite it's rather generic composition, I like this card.  Something about it just works.  Much like Busby's career, when you look at it, it's a very respectable body of work, but ultimately nothing that you'll really remember down the road.

Stats: 13 seasons, All-Star, 1,113 hits, 48 home runs, .262 avg.

Best Hall of Fame Showing: N/A

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