Thursday, February 28, 2013

1951 Topps #A-16: Preacher Roe, Brooklyn Dodgers, P

Preacher Roe was born in Ash Flat, AR on 2/26/1916.  His Major League career began with only one game for the St. Louis Cardinals in 1938.  He came back to the majors in 1944 with the Pittsburgh Pirates after some minor league time.  In 1945, Roe made the all-star team for the first time and led the N.L. in strikeouts.  He was traded to the Brooklyn Dodgers in 1948 along with Gene Mauch and Billy Cox.  As a Dodger, Roe made the all-star team four more times consecutively in '49, '50, '51, and '52.  He appeared in the '49, '52, and '53 World Series, but the Dodgers lost all three of those to the Yankees who were on a historic streak of five straight championships.  Roe retired as a Dodger at the end of 1954, and did not get to play with the '55 Dodger team that won the only World Series championship ever brought to Brooklyn.   Preacher Roe passed away on 11/9/2008 in West Plains, MO at the age of 92.

BV: $15 (for semi-stars)
Cost: $3.00 (paid 20% BV)
Condition: GD 2.0 (worth 15% BV)
Completion: 6 of 104 (5% complete)
Comment:  Considering Preacher Roe as a semi-star (he's unlisted), this card would be valued at $15 in NM 7.0 condition.  Although there is a couple of heavy creases, I would still grade this card as Good.  There is only minor corner, edge, and surface wear other than a small tear below "16 IN" on the front.  It has good centering and coloring with no print defects.  

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