Tuesday, January 10, 2012

2011 Top 20 Under $25 - #8 - 1952 Bowman Walt Masterson

Not much time today, so here's a quick post to knock off the next item on the 2011 Top 20 Under $25 countdown...

What is it? A 1952 Bowman Walt Masterson, graded EX-MT 6 by PSA
When and where did I get it? May 2nd, once again on eBay
How much did it cost me? $20.00 (plus $3.00 shipping and handling)

Walt Masterson wasn't exactly a stellar pitcher, but I didn't purchase this card because of its subject's career. I purchased it because it's one of my favorite cards from 1952 Bowman, which (as I've stated many times) is one of my favorite vintage baseball sets. Here's a better look at the front:

As a Red Sox fan, this is pretty close to vintage perfection. I love the smaller size and simplistic design of the '52 Bowmans. The minimal design makes it all about the picture, which on this card includes everything...an old school Sox jersey, a cloudy sky, those funny looking, tinted glasses, and a uni-brow that would give Wally Moon a run for his money.

My copy of the card comes with some bonus gum/wax stains on the back too!

I'm off to see the new Winnipeg Jets franchise take on the Bruins this evening, hopefully some regular posting will resume tomorrow...

3 comments:

Fuji said...

What a beautiful card... congratulations on the great purchase!

Dave H said...

Love the stains as you know and lets face it. Any card graded that high from that era is a steal at that price. Add in the fact he was a two-time all-star makes it a smart buy!

1967ers said...

I like '52 Bowman as well. It's a really nice set and reminds me of '52-53 Parkhurst. Very nice card for the price!

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