Tuesday, May 30, 2017

#292 Floyd Baker

#292 Floyd Baker
Progress: 1st of this card
247 of 407 60.6% complete
How acquired: $5.00 on eBay
Condition: Poor
Some kid made a good number of editorial revisions on this Floyd Baker card.  A common trait on cards of guys who were traded shortly after the '52 season.  "Boston (A.L.)" on the top front of the card indicates where Baker landed mid-way through the '53 season.  I'm not sure what else was added and removed on the back, though I'm guessing the "JM" was to distinguish this card from a siblings. 

Floyd has a signature worthy of being on historical documents in a museum, unlike the sad excuse for signatures today's players tend to scribble out.  I find something about this card somewhat appealing, but not enough so to seek out an upgrade even in this sorry state.  Unless one falls in my lap for a can't ignore price, this is the copy I'll be going with.

Stats: 13 seasons, 573 hits, 1 home run, .251 avg.

Best Hall of Fame Showing: N/A

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