Sunday, June 30, 2013

1964 Topps Giant Cards (part 2)

Last weekend, I returned to the scene of this purchase (which was also the scene of this purchase), and came away with these:

These six cards were the remaining stock for the same dealer where I bought my first 1964 giant cards earlier this year.

"Oh well, that was that" I thought. But as I made my way from the cashier to the front door, I passed a showcase that had another stack of these cards, with Pete Ward on top. So, I'll be back there in the near future to collect Pete and his friends.

Saturday, June 22, 2013

RIP - Gene Freese

Gene Freese passed away on June 18, 2013 at age 79, from complications following back surgery. He had lived in New Orleans for the past 60 years.

Freese was a 3rd baseman for six teams from 1955-1966. Although starting out with the Pirates, his big years were as the power-hitting 3rd baseman for the Phillies ('59), White Sox ('60), and NL champion Reds ('61). He later returned to the Pirates and White Sox.

New Orleans obituary

another obit

An SI story from 1962