Sunday, September 22, 2013

Trade With Michael - Andy Pafko Signed Baseball

I completed a trade with my good buddy and fellow Orioles fan, Michael, when I received this signed Andy Pafko baseball from him a little less than a month ago.  Michael included the ball in a box of stuff he sent me for my birthday (which will be posted sometime soon).  The ball isn't an OMLB ball and you can tell because of the slight bleeding of the signature, but it still looks really good.

Pafko (b. 1921) played in the majors from 1943 to 1959 for the Cubs, Dodgers and Braves.  He had 1,796 hits, 213 home runs and a .285 career batting average.  He won the World Series with the Milwaukee Braves in 1957.

Pafko is also known for being card #1 in the 1952 Topps set.  Because most collectors back then put their cards in numerical order, then rubber banded them (gasp!), Pafko's card was usually the most worn, therefore, a mint condition version is supposedly worth a considerable amount of money.  The more you know...

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