Tuesday, April 9, 2013

1951 Topps #A-23: Ray Boone, Cleveland Indians, SS

Ray Boone was born on 7/23/1923 in San Diego, CA.  Boone began playing for the Indians in 1948, where he won his only World Series championship against the Browns during his rookie season.  He was traded to the Tigers in 1953, where Boone would become a two time All-Star in '54 and '56, and also led the league in RBI's during '55.  In 1958, he was traded to the White Sox.  In 1959, Boone was traded twice more--first to the K.C. Athletics, then to the Milwaukee Braves.  During his final major league season in 1960, Boone was traded to the Red Sox.  Ray Boone passed away on 10/17/2004 in San Diego, CA at the age of 81.

BV: $15 (for semi-stars)
Cost: $1.04 (paid 7% BV)
Condition: G-VG 2.5 (worth 20% BV)
Completion: 17 of 104 (16% complete)
Comment:  The '51 set seems to have quite a few multi-generational ballplayers for its size, and here's another one.  Ray's son, Bob Boone, played in the majors for a number of years as well as two of his grandsons, Bret and Aaron Boone.

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