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Monday, June 11, 2012

Dodgers' Sluggers, Well-Loved.

A card that any Dodgers' fan would love to have, and one I needed, no matter the condition. And as you can plainly see, this one is no spring chicken. Rounded, rough, and frayed corners, surface scratches everywhere, worn edges, and creases. I still love it. Sadly, there is no equivalent when looking at the present-day Dodgers. Matt Kemp, Andre Ethier, and a bunch of nothing, really. I'd throw-in Jerry Sands, but beyond Jerry, A.J. Ellis is a stretch power-wise (though 2012 has been a pleasant surprise) and everyone else is terrible.


I'd love to pick up a second, cleaner copy to replace this one in my Campy Collection, and have this low-grade version just be part of my larger Dodgers' PC, or even my small Snider PC.


I probably overpaid for this, but it was one of those bids you place - well, I've found myself placing them, I won't speak for anyone else - where you don't actually expect to win, but you can't possibly see the card selling for so little, so you bid. I certainly had no expectations of my last-second bid succeeding, but it did.

6 comments:

  1. My version of this card is in about the same shape -- but I don't give '50s cards like this a second thought when it comes to condition. It's almost like cards from this era SHOULD look like that.

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  2. I'd love to have this card, even in this condition. Hard to find four sluggers like that at any time in baseball history.

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  3. Dig the advertising in the background. That is one frigging amazing card.

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  4. my copy is not much better, but it's perfect at the same time.

    congrats on the pick up!

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  5. Thanks gents!

    Jeff- Hadn't even noticed the advertising, but it's a cool touch.

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