Friday, September 25, 2015

1950 Bowman: Countdown to Set Completition #4

Bobby Doerr is one of the last 4 cards to make it make it into my 1950 Bowman set binder.  I guess I just finally found a deal on it (less than 10% BV), and decided to make the purchase.  It's a low number card, which is considered to be scarcer than the higher number cards, so the prices are much higher.

Doerr played his entire career for the Boston Red Sox between 1937-1951 with only one exception in 1945 while he was serving in the military.  He was a 9-time All-Star who often led the league defensively at 2B in Putouts, Assists, Fielding Percentage, and Double Plays Turned.  Doerr made it to the World Series once in 1946, batting .409 in 24 plate appearances over 6 games, but eventually losing out to the St. Louis Cardinals.  Doerr appeared on the Hall of Fame ballot 12 times between 1953-1971, but never received more than 21% of the vote.  He was eventually voted in by the Veteran's Committee in 1986 along with Ernie Lombardi and Willie McCovey.

Here's the page from my binder with Bobby Doerr in it.  The empty slot next to Doerr is where Ted Williams will eventually go and is one of the last missing cards left.  On the other side of Doerr is Joe Dimaggio's brother Dom.

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