#157 Bob Addis
49 of 274
"His Walk About" - Bob played four "seasons" (16 games in '50, 85 in '51, 93 in '52, and 14 in '53) in the majors, the first two with the Boston Braves, then a year and a half as a Cub, before wrapping things up as a Pittsburgh Pirate for 4 games in 1953. A .281 career hitter, Addis collected 150 hits and hit two home runs during his time in the show. That's 150 more hits than just about every other kid whoever picked up at bat at some point in their life.
"That's Not a Knife" - It's a United States Marine. After signing with the Yankees and playing in their farm system in 1943, Bob skipped the '44 and '45 seasons to serve in the Marine Corps.
"More of a love bite really..." - The corners aren't what anyone is going to call "sharp," and it's a bit off-centered, but otherwise this card is in perfectly acceptable condition.
"Down Under" - Addis is card #259 in the 1952 set. These cards are pretty similar, but the '53 is just done a little bit better, and I'm giving it the edge. That pushes the tally to 23-17-3 in favor of the 53's.
"At the Oscars"
5th NL Double Plays turned as a right fielder '53