Here's another vintage card pulled from the dollar box at JC Sports World in North Providence, RI, a 1958 Topps Don Buddin:
Don represents my 15th 1958 Topps card and my 6th Red Sox card from the set. Don was a high school All-American in football but signed as an amateur free agent with the Red Sox. He had a less than stellar career in Major League baseball, playing just six seasons from 1956 to 1962. He missed the 1957 season serving in Korea with the US military.
The cartoon on the back references his success in the minor leagues as well as his time spent with the army. As you can see, there is a small crease along the front bottom/back right side and the corners are slightly rounded but for a Red Sox card I needed from the 50's I'll take it!
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