Tuesday, March 23, 2010

The ABC's of Baseball: N is for Natural


1986 C.C.C. Reprint of 1951 Bowman #28 Eddie Waitkus


Here is another card I picked up specifically for this project. Eddie Waitkus was reportedly the player on which Roy Hobbs was modeled in the book, and later the movie, The Natural. A few years into his career, he was shot by a stalker and never quite lived up to his potential. You can read the short and sweet version of his interesting life here, but if you want a really in-depth site about Waitkus, look here. Too bad that contest for the 1988 Topps set ended last December. I wonder who won.

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