Tuesday, March 15, 2011

The Binge Part IX: '54 Labine!


The Card: '54 Topps Clem Labine

How much did it cost? $3.98 shipped (!!!!!)

Why did I buy it? If you have to ask, you probably haven't been reading my stuff for too long. If that is the case: Clem Labine was the relief ace of the Brooklyn Dodgers in the 1950s, and one of the best relievers of the pre-closer era. I love me some Brooklyn Dodgers, and I love me some closers. This card is also my first 1954 Topps card, and despite being off-center (I checked it for trimming, but it measures up fine), it's a gorgeous card. Good color, nice corners, just awesome.

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