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Thursday, March 24, 2011
1955 Topps #176 - Norm Zauchin
Norm Zauchin (b. 1929 - d. 1999) played in the majors from 1951 and 1955-1959 for the Red Sox and Senators. He retired with 242 hits, 50 home runs and a .233 batting average.
Zauchin hit a home run on State of Maine Day and was given a caged black bear named Homer. Not knowing what to do with it, the bear was eventually sent to the City Zoo in Birmingham Alabama.
As you can see, we jumped from card number 174 to 176. Card number 175 was supposedly reserved for Stan Musial, but due to contract issues with their main rival Bowman at the time, Musial was one of the players left out of the set. There are another 3 cards missing from this set.