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Monday, June 20, 2011

Bowman Beaters - Baltimore Orioles

Here's a couple of cards from the twenty-five cent '55 Bowman stack. Today's team is the Orioles, with two cards out of the stack.

Preacher Roe! Full disclosure: I thought this was a Dodger card until I got it home.

Fellow pitcher Bob Kuzava. His "Most exciting game" blurb on the back tells of the day Bob Boyd broke up his no-hit bid in the top of the ninth with a double.

The odd thing with these two are the backs are perfect. Most of the cards out of that lot were missing large chunks of paper off the back. What else would the stuff stuck to on the front be? These two are pretty nice though. On the back. The fronts are a mess. look closely on the right side of the card and you'll see the text from the card that was once in front imprinted silly putty style on the TV cabinet border. I wonder if I can decipher the text to figure out what card got stuck to them?


AdamE said...

You thought it was a Dodger card because he never played for the Orioles. When I was 12 and he was autoing my card he told me that it was an error card because he never actually played for them. I now know it isn't really an error but still cool anyway.

Anonymous said...

I thought the Bowman beater would be a card of someone like Brett Myers or one of the Aybar players.

Commishbob said...

Bob Kuzava looks just like my old high school coach.

I remember seeing these cards when I was a kid and being fascinated by the television motif. A modern version would show players on smartphone screens I guess.