Masterpieces and Uncommon Commons XXX
This lot is closed for bidding. Bidding ended on 12/2/2010
One of the first products of the American Legion Baseball program to make it to the majors, the brother of “Marvelous Marv” Throneberry, played all three outfield positions, mostly as a backup. Like his brother Marv, he ended his career in the early 1960s with an expansion team. Throneberry signed with the Boston Red Sox in 1950 and hit the majors two years later, only to be bounced between the minors, the majors and the military until he was traded at the beginning of the 1957 season to the Washington Senators, where he spent majority of his remaining major league career. He had his most at-bats in 1959 (327), hitting .251. He ended his major league career with the expansion 1961 Los Angeles Angels, appearing for the last time in July of that year. As far as 1955 Topps issues go, this card is virtually without peer, boasting electric color and icy whites from top to bottom. POP Report: 1 of 2 at PSA 9.There are no cards graded higher.
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