Tuesday, January 1, 2013

1953 Topps Project - Peanuts Lowrey

Happy New Year everyone! I figured it would be appropriate to start the year with another post towards a project that I've been at since the start of the blog almost 5 years ago now, completion of the 1953 Topps set.  In 2012 I got my set up to an even 50 cards, or about 18%.  By the end of 2013 I would like to be at 65 cards, or 24%.  No better way to start than to get one posted the very first day possible...today's subject is Harry Lowrey:

Harry, who was dubbed "Peanuts" due to his small stature, managed a respectable 13-year career in Major League Baseball.  He broke into the league way back in 1942 with the Cubs, so here he's pictured on the back nine of his career.  He'd stay with St. Louis through the 1954 season, then play one final season with the Phillies in 1955 before retiring.  Towards the end his was known as one of the game's best pinch hitters.  He connected on 7 pinch hits in a row in 1952, and had 21 total during the 1953 season that this card represents.

After his playing days were behind him, Lowrey stayed involved with the game as a head coach for a few different franchises including the Phillies, Giants, Expos and Angels.  Sadly, he passed away in 1986 at age 68.

Set Progress:  51 of 274 (19%)

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