not too long ago, i posted about dodger double dipper clyde king. i used a 1952 bowman card of his in the post - a card that i had purchased but not yet received. i figured i might as well show the card again once it was in my possession, and i will, but first let's see this 1952 bowman cal abrams card that accompanied king on his journey.
but any 1950's bowman card is a fantastic add to my collection. here are some other ones that i have picked up over the past few months.
1951 bowman carl furillo
and a 1951 bowman charlie dressen
here's a 1954 bowman george shuba
according to baseball reference, george 'shotgun' shuba was earning $13k in 1954. i wonder if that's why he made his s look like a dollar sign.
i prefer his 1954 bowman card to his 1955 bowman card, but i bought one anyway at the same show i found the dressen
it's somewhat distressed, but that's ok. 1955 was a magical year for the dodgers, and i am very close to completing this team set. 1955 was shuba's last year in the majors, so he went out on top - making his final big league appearance in game 4 of the world series.
chico fernandez's rookie card is in much better shape
i was somewhat dismissive of early bowman during my formative collecting years. now i recognize that these cards are pretty f'n cool.