Friday, April 17, 2015

Set Complete - 1948 Bowman

Please allow me to let this sink in a little bit.  I have completed the 1948 Bowman set.  Wow.  I started this set in March 2010 when I picked up the Bob Feller RC, followed by Warren Spahn and Stan Musial.  Once I got those out of the way, I thought I would have a good chance to finish the set.  I didn't know it would take me 5 years.

So, there you go, I have completed the 1948 Bowman set with card #29, Joe Page.  This card is a short print, so that is why it took so long to get it.  I only paid $10.05 for it, which was much less than what I had shopped it for.

Page (b. 1917 - d. 1980) played in the majors from 1944 to 1950 and 1954 for the Yankees and Pirates.  He was a very effective reliever in his career, leading the league in games finished in 1947, 48 and 49.  He was an All Star three times and finished as high as third in the MVP voting (1949).  He was a member of the 1947 and 1949 Yankees world series winners.

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