COMC, man. So much vintage cardboard on that site, it's easy to go broke. But when one is careful, one will occasionally stumble on some buyers who are just sick of staring at their inventory and want those cards gone. This three-part Smackdown is jam-packed with a dozen old-school Bowmans (marked down so much I assumed it was in error), vintage oddballs, and some 50's Topps. Ohboy ohboy ohboy. Shall we?
1949 Bowman Danny Litwhiler. Gem Mint condition, obviously. While in the bigs since 1940, he had no major-brand cards yet, despite an All Star appearance in '42, so this is listed as an RC, which is silly. Not that this is why I bought it. I bought it because the 1940's is a very underrepresented decade in my collection. This is merely the 3rd from this set in my collection and the 6th from the 40's. This needs amended.
Another Danny Litwhiler, this one from 1950 Bowman. The artist went with a wide variety of backgrounds in this set, which was excellent, but among those, apparently, was what appears to be an abandoned accountant's office. Nothing on the wall, a lone filing cabinet. Just screams 'baseball' don't it?
Closing out the day, 1950 Bowman Ewell Blackwell. A legitimately feared side-armer. Six straight All Star nods for the Reds 1946-1951. Threw a no-hitter in 1947 and took a no-hitter into the ninth in his next start, before giving up a hit, then shouting racial slurs at rookie Jackie Robinson. He was elected to the Reds Hall of Fame in 1960
Nice. This brings my 1950 Bowman Reds collection completion to 10/13 (10/15 if you count two minor variations) which is sweet. Remember to vote in Round 15 of the UltraStupid Mega Card Tournament. Go Reds.