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Monday, February 28, 2011

A $25 Ebay Gift Card Got Me ...

My sister-in-law and her husband gave me a $25 Ebay gift card as a late Christmas present.  I've been slowly making use of it.  Here is my latest purchase:

$1.99
 1963 Topps #33
Total spent so far, $10.90

I did a post last year about 1960's Jewish pitchers who threw no-hitters.
Here's the part with Bo:

Some post ideas come from opening new cards, some from the day's events.   This one actually came from my picking an old book off a bookshelf in my living room.  It's a book I've had for over 30 years and I haven't read it since the 70's.


Notice anything familiar about it?  Check out the back cover.


Yes, you got it!  1972 Topps



I kid you not,  I picked this particular 1972 card because Nolan was an Angel.  It was only after I uploaded it here that I recalled his 7 no-hitters.  

Bo Belinsky threw a 2-0 ho-hitter against the Baltimore Orioles on May 5, 1962.  It was the first Angels no-hitter and the first at Dodger Stadium. It was only Bo's fourth major league start.




Belinsky started his career winning his first five games.  It was downhill from there.  He became more well known for his off the field activities than his pitching.  Below are a few shots  taken with a young Ann Margaret.  A-Rod's got nothing on Bo.  Bo knows chicks.







2 comments:

  1. Awesome pickup! That one's on my short list at the moment, just gotta find the right card at the right price when I'm in the right mood.

    There's this weird vibe about Chance and Belinsky and the early '60s Angels that I really dig. Kinda like the early part of "Boogie Nights" before the New Year's Eve party.

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  2. A gift card may resemble a credit card or display a specific topic in a plastic card the size of a credit card.
    Plastic business cards.

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