Sunday, May 28, 2017

#279 Ed "Bud" Stewart

#279 Ed Stewart
Progress: 1st of this card
246 of 407  60.4% complete
How acquired: $6.76 on eBay
Condition: Excellent
This is one of my favorite cards in the set so far.  I don't know how many different artists Topps had colorizing these photos, but whoever did this one deserves an award.  All of the colors work together beautifully, the greens and yellows in the grandstand contrast perfectly with the fantastic White Sox logo.  Stewart himself looks great, with far more detail in his face than most other cards in this set.  The uniform is also far more crisp than most other cards with the sharp pinstripes and great detail to the "Sox" on the hat.  The bat stretching the length of the card is another nice little touch that could have easily been painted out by a less enthusiastic artist.

Stats: 9 seasons, 547 hits, 32 home runs, .268 avg., led NL in pinch hits in '41, 2nd in NL in triples (13) in '48

Best Hall of Fame Showing: N/A

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