Thursday, December 21, 2017

#3 George Crowe

 #3 George Crowe
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"His Walk About" - Crowe's MLB walk about lasted 9 season's, and saw him collect 457 hits while batting .270 with 81 home runs.  His best year was 1957 when he hit 31 homers and drove in 92 runs for the Cincinnati Reds.  Named an All-Star in 1958, Crowe never played in a World Series.

"That's Not a Knife" - Born a Hoosier in Whiteland, Indiana, Crowe was the inaugural winner of Indiana's "Mr. Basketball Award" in 1943.  During his time in the Negro League, Crowe also played Professional Basketball for the Los Angles Red Devils, where one of his teammates was Jackie Robinson.   

"More of a love bite really..." - This card's only real scar is the paper-loss on the back.  It's not a huge bit of damage, but it obscures the number enough that I had to "research" to figure out if it was card number 3 or 8.

"Down Under" - Crowe is card number #360 in the 1952 Topps set.  That's a dreaded hi-number, and I don't have it.  As tempted as I am to go with this '53 on the strength of the Yankee Stadium facade in the background, I'm going to give the edge to the '52 original to this '53 sequel.  The 52's hold a 3-1 lead four cards in.

"At the Oscars"
NL All-Star '58
6th NL Home Runs '57 (31)
8th NL RBI's '57 (92)  
8th NL Hit By Pitch '52 (5)

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