Tuesday, September 22, 2015

1950 Bowman: Countdown to Set Completion #5

Here's one of the last 5 cards that was missing from my 1950 Bowman set.  Jerry Coleman's card was difficult to find at the same BV percentage that I was used to paying for these cards.  My guess is that it had something to do with his recent passing in January 2014 as a well-known broadcaster for the San Diego Padres from 1972-2013.  Players wore JC patches on their sleeves during the 2014 season in honor of Jerry Coleman.

In 1950, Coleman made his only All-Star team after winning the A.L. ROY the year before.  He played in 3 consecutive World Series with the Yankees between 1949-1951, but probably missed out on the next two World Series while he was fighting in the Korean War as a Marine.  Coleman continued playing for the Yankees through the 1957 season before retiring from baseball.

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