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Friday, January 8, 2010

Vintage Fridays: Sam Bowens, 1966 Topps #412

A week ago, reader Jim asked when I would be getting around to Sam Bowens. Because my motto is "the customer is always right"*, I took him up on his request right away. It turns out that I've already dug up a lot of great facts about Sam for my 1965 Topps blog, as you can see here (I have no idea why Photobucket displays some of my images as black and white). But should that not slake your thirst for all things Bowens, feel free to peruse the following links:

-Sam's obituary from The Wilmington Star-News, April 1, 2003.

-A photo of his gravesite at Greenlawn Memorial Park Cemetery in Wilmington, NC.

-A list of the other major leaguers that share his March 23 birthday, most notably Lee May and George Scott.


Jim from Downingtown said...

I like these caps much better than the cartoon bird of the late 1960s and 1970s.

Steven said...

Is that a real bat or some downsized version of one? It looks tiny especially the bit of the barrel between his shoulder and his head.

Kevin said...

Jim - The cartoon bird has kind of grown on me. My least favorite is the block "B" worn briefly in 1963 or so.

Steven - That is a small-looking bat! Maybe he was hitting some fungoes.