Wednesday, March 2, 2011

The Walking Man: Eddie Yost TTM

Another vintage ttm, this one from one of the game's greatest ever eyes, Eddie Yost. How good was Eddie's batting eye? Pre-roid era with all of its intentional walks, Eddie's 1956 season was 4th all-time in terms of BBs. The top three seasons? All owned by Ted Williams. Yeah, Yost was THAT good.
I LOVE the Bowman sets of the 1950s. You really get the feeling Bowman and Topps pushed each other in terms of design. Here we've got a close-up portrait of an up and coming 3B for the Washington Senators. It's transition time in Washington as Yost is replacing gentlemen like Cecil Travis and Buddy Lewis. In the background we've got the infinite, empty stands (home game) like a future waiting to be fulfilled.
And then we've got the old-school card back. Just WOW man. With "Circuit smashes" and "base knocks" it just seems like language was more flexible back then. The funniest thing, of course, is the Yost would eventually be better known for his BBs than his HRs. 

Have a good one everybody and good night Pumpsie Green, wherever you are!

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