Monday, March 14, 2016

1948 Bowman #24: Dutch Leonard, Philladelphia Phillies, P

Dutch Leonard was at the end of a two-year stint with the Phillies in 1948.  After the end of the season, he would be traded with a teammate to the Cubs for Hank Borowy and Eddie Waitkus to finish out the last 5 seasons of his 20-year career.  Despite leading the N.L. in losses (17) for 1948, Leonard ranked 2nd in ERA (2.51) with 225.2 Innings Pitched, and threw 16 Complete Games in 30 starts for the Phillies.  Leonard would turn 40 the following season.

Below is a page from my 1948 Bowman binder.  I finally broke down and purchased a box of 12-pocket pages to store my 1948 Bowman to 1951 Topps cards, and glad I did.  I was looking to reduce space and managed to condense 3 binders into 1 by putting my '48B-'50B sets in a single 1" binder.  The '48B set fits perfectly into 4 pages, '49B into 20 pages, and '50B into 21 pages for a grand total of 45 pages, which pretty much maxes out a 1" binder's capacity.  I was able to fit the '51 Topps set into a single 1" binder with the '51 Bowman set--perfect.     

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