Friday, September 7, 2012

First New Playing Era Bum In 6 Months!

When I decided to go on my West Coast trip, I put a halt on eBay purchases. Then, when I got back, I ran into a pretty good chunk of unexpected and expected expenses. Finally starting to stabilize all of that, so I'm looking at the 'Bay a little again, and last night, I won this for a few bucks...

Not great condition, but not bad either. Great picture. Oh, and it's a '52 Topps card. I don't get a lot of those. Love the card stock they used in that first full year.

Also of note, if someone asked this guy if his name was Michael Diamond, he could say "Nah, my name's Clarence!" and not be lying.

Should be here in a few days, Postal Service willing...

Edit: one more fun note about it. It's card #188. My '52 Topps Pete Reiser is #189. So, consecutive numbers! Wait...did I post the Pete Reiser? I can't seem to find it in my archives. How did I not post a '52 Topps Pete Reiser card? OK, just in case I didn't...

Got this a ways back. I MUST HAVE posted this. Weird.


  1. Nice pair! I remember Pete from his time coaching the cubs in the 1960's and 70's.


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