Monday, April 13, 2015

One To Go - 1948 Bowman Pete Reiser

That's right, after this card arrived in the mail today, I only need one card to complete my 1948 Bowman set.  Spoiler alert - that one is on it's way as well.

The Reiser is a really sharp card that I got for $29.49.  That was quite a bit over what I had projected for it, but this card was in far better condition, so I went for it.

Reiser (b. 1919 - d. 1981) played in the majors from 1940 - 1942; 1946 - 1952 for the Dodgers, Braves, Pirates and Indians.  He missed the 1943 to 1945 seasons due to World War II, which seems like it was bad for him, as he was off to a hot start in his career, and didn't really capture any of that magic when he returned.

He finished as high as 2nd in the MVP voting (in 1941) and was an All Star three times.  He finished his career with 786 hits, 58 home runs and a .295 batting average.

The last card I need is Joe Page, and it is on it's way.  I am beyond excited.

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