I didn't buy a single card for myself at the card show. I purchased a few cards for a friend of mine that I thought he would enjoy, however. I figured I would post them because they aren't ones that would normally end up on this blog.
The first is a 1950 Royal Pudding cutout of Ray Scarborough. I learned of Ray Scarborough through my friend not too long ago. He was a pitcher for the Senators, Red Sox, Yankees and Tigers from 1942, 43 and 1946 to 1953. He had a career record of 80-85 with an ERA of 4.13 and 564 strikeouts.
After his playing career was over, he retired to Mount Olive, NC (which is about an hour or so from where I now live) and opened an oil and supply company. He also helped to establish the baseball program at Mount Olive College.
My friend knew Mr. Scarborough personally, so anytime I can find something of his, I try to pick it up.
Additionally, I just thought this card looked really cool, so, I think it will be a nice little something to send his way.
The card is pretty sharp, even though I scanned it crooked.
I had never heard of Adcock, so a little checking on baseball-reference.com showed that he played in the majors from 1950 to 1966 for the Reds, Braves, Indians and Angels. He was a pretty good power hitter, hitting 336 homers in his career with 1,832 hits and a .277 batting average.