Monday, April 20, 2009

1956 Topps #274 Frank Baumholtz

This is the final card in the October 1987 Hummell's purchase trilogy, along with Mayo Smith and Murry Dickson.

Frank Baumholtz played in 76 games for the Phils in 1956, and only 2 games for the Phils in 1957. In 1952 with the Cubs, Frank finished 2nd in the NL in batting average (.325) behind Stan Musial (.336). He wore #16 for the Phillies, but he's pictured sliding into 2nd Base on this card wearing #7 - the number he wore with the Cubs. (And shouldn't there be an infielder somewhere in this picture?)

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