I'll pick up where I left off my last post with more goodies from the eBay 1955 Bowman lot. We're picking up speed now with a few key players:
Jim's a little beat up in this card with some obvious creasing and nasty corners, but that just means well-loved in my book.
This is just a great looking card, even if it's wildly miscut, which seemed to have been a problem for the manufacturing of this set. Johnny looks so concentrated here, as if he found enlightenment in his windup. And I like how Bowman still manages to squeeze in a bit of the stadium lights by his arm, sticking with the ballpark background theme of this set.
Here's the back:
Lots of stats and a mention of Johnny's appendicitis. That could have made for an interesting cartoon, had this been a Topps card.
Stay tuned for the conclusion of this eBay lot in the next post. I saved the best for last.