I thought the 1954 page would be on of the toughest to complete in my Sampler Album. But I was feeling sporty and laid down some coin (although not THAT much coin) at Cleve's recently and filled the page.
It's not perfect, but it's pretty darn awesome:
Most of the rest I've picked up this year. The other "big" card here is the Eddie Mathews and I just bought the it last week at Cleve's.
All the rest are pretty good too. Here are my tidbits about each one:
Walt Dropo: Dropo was Rookie of the Year in 1950 with a monster offensive campaign (he was also 6th in MVP voting). He looked to be a superstar in the making. The next year he fractured his wrist and was never the same.
Matt Batts: I got this because his name is Matt Batts. And Cleve sold it to me for $2.
Andy Pafko: Honestly, I got this because Pafko was card #1 on the 1952 set, which for some reason is a well known fact in the baseball card world. He also was a 5 time all star.
Eddie Stanky: Probably the 3rd biggest name on this page. The "Brat" was big pain in the ass and a pretty complicated man.
Ferris Fain: I think of two things when I think of Ferris Fain: Ferris Bueller and that he sold pot.
Ed Lopat: It's always good to have a vintage Yankee, right LC? Plus now I have three Eds on this page.
At some point I will upgrade a few of the names on this page, but for now I'm completely happy with it!