Thursday, January 11, 2018

#35 Irv Noren

#35 Irv Noren
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"His Walk About" - Irv played for six teams over the course of 11 seasons, the majority of them with the New York Yankees from 1952-56.  With the Yankees he made his only All-Star team in '54, and won three World Series Rings ('52, '53, & '56).  In total Noren collected 857 hits while posting a career .257 avg.

"That's Not a Knife" - Born in Jamestown, New York in 1924, Noren is another two sport pro, having played Professional Basketball for the Chicago American Gears.  A World War II vet, Noren would up his World Series Ring count to five by serving as the third base coach for the Oakland Athletics in 1972 and '73.

"More of a love bite really..." - This Noren arrived in my hands in really great shape.  It's nice enough that I don't even feel like nit picking.  Let's just call it a very nice card.

"Down Under" - Irv Noren is card #40 in the 1952 set (and I have two of them!).  I prefer the sequel in '53 and it's probably the easiest choice I've made so far.  It isn't close.  The right field stands of Yankee stadium are a lot more interesting than the blue sky on the '52.  The 52's still hold a 4-3 lead seven cards in.

"At the Oscars"
All-Star '54
5x World Series Rings (3x Player, 2x Coach)
4th AL Batting Avg. '54
4th AL Triples '50
7th AL Doubles '51
8th AL Stolen Bases '51
10th AL RBI's '51

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