Monday, March 11, 2013

1953 Topps #105 - Joe Nuxhall

Youngest player ever in the bigs? Yup. Ok, so it was a publicity stunt during WWII, and he got lit up for 5 runs in 2/3 of an inning (67.50 ERA for the year!). But hey. Still recorded two outs in a major league game at 15. Not too shabby. Hang your heads in embarrassment George Fallon and Augie Bergamo. You got skunked by a ninth grader.

Now, about the card. The 1953 Topps set is excellent, with much better artwork than the iconic '52 set. Mine is off-center, but I don't mind. I'm in for quantity, not quality. I'd talk more about this card, but all I can see is Jerry Seinfeld. So we'll just leave it at that.

"This is the old left-hander, rounding third and heading for home."

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