Saturday, June 13, 2009

1954 Bowman #127 Del Ennis

Random item won from eBay for a reasonable winning bid while trying to stay awake during the recent West Coast road trip . . . This is my second 1954 Bowman Phillies card . . .

Del Ennis looks happy on this card. And why shouldn't he? In 1954, Del was the starting left-fielder for the Phillies. For the season, he hit .261 with 25 home runs and 119 RBI. It was his 5th season with 100+ RBI, and he'd go on to have 2 more (1955 and 1957 with the Cardinals).

Or perhaps he's just happy because he's having his picture taken for a baseball card.

Did You Know?:
The patch on Del's left sleeve is the patch worn by all National League teams in 1951 to commemorate the league's 75th anniversary . . . meaning this picture of Del was three years old when it appeared on his 1954 Bowman card.

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