Friday, August 1, 2014

1955 Granny Hamner Red Man Tobacco Card

Wow! After having none of the 1955 Red Man Tobacco cards for the first 59 years of their existence, I now have my 2nd card in three months. Now that's progress!

A few weeks ago, I returned to the same Pennsylvania Dutch-area antique store where I found this card, and snared another Phillie: the Whiz Kids' SS/2B Granny Hamner.

(The card back is identical to the Simmons card.) 

Hamner's major-league career spanned from 1944 to 1962, and he was the Phillies' regular shortstop (and later their 2nd baseman) from 1949 to 1957. Traded to the Indians during the 1959 season, he played in the minors from 1960-62 before retiring.


Commishbob said...

Hamner is kind of an interesting guy, he pitched a few times for the Athletics in 1962 after he's been managing in the minors.

Those Red Man cards are just so cool.

Jim from Downingtown said...

The same store had a '53 Robin Roberts Red Man, but the price was too steep.


Commishbob said...

I can imagine.

I got real lucky on the three Pierces. I just took them in not so good shape. I found a rough Joe Coleman, too.

Your Hamner looks very nice.

Mark Hoyle said...

The color on the Remans was great