Thursday, April 4, 2013

1950 Bowman #205: Mike Goliat, Philadelphia Phillies, IF

Mike Goliat was born on 11/5/1921 in Yatesboro, PA.  Goliat began playing for the Phillies in 1949, where he would appear in the '50 World Series against the Yankees.  He was traded to the St. Louis Browns during the '51 season, where Goliat would end his major league career after 1952.  Mike Goliat passed away on 1/13/2004 in Seven Hills, OH at the at of 82.

BV: $15 (for commons)
Cost: $1.95 (paid 13% BV)
Condition: PR 1.0 (worth 5% BV)
Completion: 11 of 252 (4% complete)
Comment:  Although I've listed this as a Poor condition card, it must also be noted that the card back has paper loss resulting in an inability to read the entire description.  The bullet hole looking dent on the player's forehead and the vertical crease down the center would still be acceptable flaws to me otherwise, which I would have probably still given a Good rating if not for the paper loss.  This card came as part of a larger lot, which is the only reason that it's included in my collection of '50 Bowmans as I don't typically purchase cards in this shape.  If listed for sale online, the identification of paper loss must be indicated in addition to its grade due to the severity of the damage.  A typical Poor condition card can get by with just the grade, but this is a special type of Poor card that falls into a similar category with trimmed and marked cards.

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