Wednesday, May 10, 2017

The 30-Day Baseball Card Challenge - Day 9

"One of your favorite cards from the 1950s."

1955 Bowman Eddie Waitkus #4 - I was thrilled when I found a copy of this card at my LCS back in 2015.

The write up on the back of the card spells out Waitkus' comeback - after being shot by an apparent stalker.


Fuji said...

That's one of the coolest card back writeups ever written!

Tony Burbs said...

Excellent choice - the story of Waitkus has long fascinated me. Additionally, his former Cubs teammate, Billy Jurges was also shot by a deranged fan around the same time and both stories combined to inspire The Natural.