10.19.2008

1954 Dan Dee
Hank Bauer

Is it just me or does Hank Bauer look like another ex-Yankee? A former manager who moved on to skipper the Los Angeles Dodgers.

Doesn't he look like Joe Torre?

For those of you who may be reading this blog for the first time, Dan Dees were distributed in bags of potato chips in 1954. The fact that they floated around with greasy chips makes this issue difficult to find in good condition. While this card, in no way, can be considered to be in good condition, it is a pretty cool card.

As for Hank Bauer, the outfielder won seven World Series championships while with the Yankees. He won another managing the Baltimore Orioles.

But while reading his bio, his most impressive accomplishments may not be baseball related.

He was awarded two purple hearts and two bronze stars while serving with the United States Marine Corps during World War II.

1 comment:

capewood said...

The card looks pretty good for having been soaked in potato chips. I'd have expected a lot of grease stains.