Sunday, April 12, 2015

1950 Bowman #37: Luke Appling, Chicago White Sox, SS

This Luke Appling aquisition bring my total '50B missing card count to only 15 more to go.  Appling was inducted into the MLB HOF in 1964 after a 20-year playing career that spanned from 1930-1950--all with the Chicago White Sox.  He appeared in 7 All-Star games and often ranked among the league leaders in Batting Average, Hits, On-Base %, and Games Played throughout his playing years.  While watching the 1982 World Series a couple years ago, I saw Appling hit a homerun against Warren Spahn at the age of 75 years old during an old-timers game at RFK stadium in Washington, D.C.

This card completed my '50B Chicago White Sox team set as well.  Beginning with Luke Appling, there is: Mickey Haefner, Hank Majeski, Phil Masi, Bill Salkeld, Randy Gumpert, Floyd Baker, Dave Philley, Bill Wight, Bob Kuzava, Gus Zernial, Bob Cain, Howie Judson, and Cass Michaels.

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