Thursday, August 18, 2011

1955 Bowman Lot: Brooklyn All-Stars

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.

1 comment:

  1. Some of the best looking cards that I have seen in a while.