6.14.2008

1953 Topps
Satchell Paige


Despite spelling Satchel's name wrong, Topps' only card of the pitching great is, well ... GREAT.

I've wanted this card for a long time and when it came in the mail a few days ago, I was like a kid again. The first thing I did was free it from it's mailing envelope and hold it in my hands. I then read every word on the card's back.

One thing I noticed is that the card says Paige was born in 1908. But if you were to do any research on the man, you will find his birth year anywhere from 1904 to 1907. I'm not sure Satchel even knew when he was born. 

As far as I know, Paige only appears on three cards that were mass produced: The 1948 Leaf, the 1949 Bowman and the 1953 Topps. 

If you ever get a chance to buy this card, in any condition, go for it. Paige is one of those players every vintage collector should have in their collection.

2 comments:

Dave C said...

That Browns logo looks like Chief Wahoo's mischievous cousin.

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