Let's keep the ball rolling with my 1953 Topps set, with the second card featured this week. Here's my 55th card towards the set, Bob Del Greco of the Pittsburgh Pirates:
When he finally reached the bigs again, Del Greco began what would become a trend of bouncing around from team to team. In the early stages of the '56 season he was dealt to St. Louis for Bill Virdon. I don't think the Cardinals were impressed either as they turned around and shipped him to the Cubs just before the 1957 season began. Before the season was over he found himself traded to the New York Yankees, where he'd finish out 1957, and play all of 1958 (though he appeared in just 20 games with New York over those two seasons). In 1959 he again didn't see any major league action.
Bobby did resurface with the Phillies in 1960, and surprisingly appeared in 100+ games for four years straight between 1960 and 1963 (with the Phillies and Athletics).
Set Progress: 55 of 274 (20%)
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