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Thursday, July 29, 2010

Check Out My COMC Cards #9 -- A Misnomer?

About half of the cards in my first COMC purchase were of the vintage variety.  This is the oldest, a 1954 Topps.  Besides that fact, I love the serious expression on Mr Jolly's face.  It must be hard to live up to a name like that.  His nickname was "Gabby" though, so I'm guessing he wasn't as serious as he looks here.  

Dave pitched for the Braves for six seasons before retiring at the end of 1957.  He did have his best year in 1954, going 11-6 with 10 saves and a 2.43 ERA.   Following surgery for a brain tumor, Dave passed away in 1963 at the age of 38.

1954 Topps #188
Paid $3.49

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