Monday, November 27, 2017

#233 Bob Friend

#232 Bob Friend
Progress: 1st of this card
286 of 407  70.3% complete
How acquired: $7.50 on eBay
Condition: Fair

This Bob Friend card looks better in the scan than it does in hand.  It still has nice coloring, which tends to hide many of it's flaws.  A major crease is also convienently concealed by it's placement running edge to edge along the top row of stars above his name on the front.

Bob Friend wasn't a name I was familiar with, but he racked up a lot of numbers over the course of 16 MLB seasons, earning over 400 decisions and throwing over 3,600 innings.

Stats: 16 seasons, 3x All-Star, 197 wins, 230 loses, Led NL with 22 wins in '58, Led NL in Games Started in '56 (42), '57 (38), and '58 (38)

Best Hall of Fame Showing: N/A

1 comment:

  1. Bob Friend never seemed to change a bit through his career as chronicled thru his cards. Always looked the same. His son played on the PGA tour and was (is?) a golf commentator.