Anonymous Collectibles NJ said...

“Let me see if I got this right. You buy low grade

beat up cards and feature them on your blog.

That’s awesome. Totally different than all the

other blogs I have seen featuring the nicest cards.”


1953 Topps
Dizzy Trout

Since I really don't collect "modern" baseball cards, my trips to the local baseball card shop consists of looking through major/minor stars of the 1950, 60s and 70s.

So on a recent trip I came across this 1953 example of Dizzy Trout.

I'm not going to lie: The thing that first drew me to this card was Trout's glasses. I know it's a dumb reason to buy a card but his glasses had 1953 written all over them.

The next reason I bought the card was the individual on it. While I had heard of Dizzy Trout, before buying the card I probably could never tell you a thing about him.

You see, one of the reasons I buy poor old baseball cards is to learn more about the player. Once I get back from the LBCS, I usually head straight for the laptop and either google or wiki the players name.

Thank God for the Internet.

And while this card cost me about $5, I consider it a good investment. At least it gets me to learn more about an old baseball player I would otherwise be clueless about.


dayf said...

That's a great card. His kid Steve Trout is also known for fantastic glasses on his cards.

Scott said...

good stuff. I collect pre1971 topps baseball.