Wednesday, February 20, 2013

1951 Topps #A-47: Tommy Glaviano, St. Louis Cardinals, 3B

My first contribution to the 1951 Topps Baseball card set is Tommy Glaviano.  He was born in Sacramento, CA on 10/26/1923 .  Glaviano played 3B for the St Louis Cardinals from 1949-1952 and then for the Philadelphia Phillies in 1953.  He passed away in Sacramento, CA on 1/19/2004 at the age of 80.

Completion: 1 of 104 
Condition: FR 1.5 (worth 10% BV)
Cost: $3.00 (paid 20%-30% BV) 
Comments: This post represents the first in a series of posts that I will dedicate towards collecting the 1951 Topps baseball card set.  The complete set contains a total of 104 different cards divided equally into two "decks", which are designated as either Redbacks (A series) or Bluebacks (B series).  For simplicity, I will number them #1A to #52A and #1B to #52B, respectively.  These cards were originally released to be played as a game called Doubles, which were packaged with two of these 2" x 2-5/8" cards for a penny.  I found that if you cut a card sleeve down to a 2-1/2" height, this cards will fit neatly into the sleeve sideways.  The card and sleeve can then be inserted into 9-pocket pages snugly. 

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