Tuesday, March 31, 2009

1956 Topps #60 Mayo Smith MG

Edward Mayo Smith managed the Phillies from 1955 until July 18, 1958, when he replaced by Eddie Sawyer. (It was Sawyer's 2nd tour of duty as the Phils' manager). Mayo's record as Phillies' manager was 264-281-2. He went on to manage the Reds and the Tigers in later years.

This card was purchased in October 1987 from Hummel's in Bridgeton, New Jersey. After visiting Hummel's, Dad and I probably visited "the Old Man" across the street who ran a combination baseball card store and used electronics boutique.

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