You just have to post a card of someone named Bobo. It's a law......or something. Interesting factoid: There were a total of four major league players nicknamed Bobo, and three of them all played in the Majors during the 1953 season.
- Bobo Holloman - a pitcher for the St Louis Browns. 1953 was his only year in the majors.
- Bobo Milliken - a pitcher for the Brooklyn Dodgers in 1953 and 1954, the extent of his MLB experience.
- Bobo Newsom - pitched for 9 different teams over the course of a 20 year career. 1953 was his final year, making 17 appearances for the Philadelphia Athletics.
- Bobo Osborne - the only Bobo not in the majors during 1953. He was a light hitting first baseman for Detroit and Washington during 6 different campaigns between 1957 and 1963.
Red is either trying to confound the lip readers as he talks to his pitcher or is picking his nose. You decide.
While my main vintage connection didn't have any stack of '63 Fleers to go through, I did manage to find three cards I needed in his discount box.
The cards are fairly clean and the edges are sharp. The only issue are the corners. They are pretty soft, but considering these cards were $2 each (BV $15 to $20), I can't complain. They look worse in the scan than in person, so I've marked them off my want list and am moving on. I have 16 cards left to go to finish the 67 card set. Alas, I have many of the main stars yet to go: Brooks Robinson, Willie Mays, Don Drysdale, Warren Spahn, and Roberto Clemente. So this set is going to be a long term project. Even being as close to finishing as I am, I would expect that it will be deep into 2013 before I finish this one. And I have yet to decide what to do about the checklist. It is short printed and rare to find in clean, unchecked condition. It books at $500 and even raggedy versions can go for upwards of a C note. As a set collector, I am conditioned to collect the checklists, but dayum.......
Next up: some miscellaneous finds.