Monday, March 12, 2012

1955 Bowman Larry Doby

Cleveland Indians CTNW Fan Favorites #3

I'm putting together 5 "Cards That Never Were" fan favorites from each team. These are not necessarily the 5 best players from the franchise. So as David Letterman used to say before Stupid Pet Tricks, "This is only an exhibition. This is not a competition. Pleaseno wagering."

Larry Doby represented the Indians on the All-Star team 7 years in a row from 1949-1955. He played for the Indians from 1947-1955, then again in 1958. In the early 50's many players were left off sets because Topps and Bowman were competing for contracts with the players. That doesn't explain why Doby appeared on both Topps and Bowman card in 1954 but on neither in 1955.


  1. Where did you find the source phot for this card? It looks like a genuine Bowman photo from that era. Did you do some work on it?

  2. Lifted from a 1959 comic book called Larry Doby: Baseball Hero.

  3. There a card of Warren Spahn with the number 325....but the 1955 bowman set las number is 320....Why?

  4. Obviously it is a custom card. I know that Bob Lemke made one that is (was)for sale. He numbered it 326. I haven't seen the one numbered 325. Just know that it is a recently-made custom card with no real value.