Thursday, October 17, 2013

1953 Topps Project - Forrest Main

The latest addition to my 1953 Topps baseball set is card #198, Forrest Main of the Pittsburgh Pirates:

Forrest Harry Main, affectionately known as "Woody", didn't have much of a career at the Major League level to speak of.  He came up in the Yankees minor league system in the 1940s, but never cracked the big league roster with the team.  Main was away from the game for a while serving in World War II, another of the inspiring athletes of his generation who represented the United States during those tumultuous times.

He was eventually claimed by the Pirates and made his MLB debut in 1948.  He played four of the next six seasons with the Bucs, appearing 79 times in total.  His most action by far was in '52, when he took the mound 48 times for what is often regarded as one of the worst teams in baseball history.  Either way, cool card...I love the wood backdrop and the old time Pirates logo.

They can't all be superstars but hey, I'm now one card closer to finishing my set.

Set Progress:  57 of 274 (21%)

1 comment:

Brad's Blog said...

Sick stuff, it's going to look really nice all together.

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