Saturday, January 3, 2015

Jimmy Piersall

I had picked up this 1952 Bowman Jimmy Piersall a long time ago, but I'd heard bad things about him switching out cards that were sent TTM, so I held off.  A couple months ago, I finally sent it off to him and it came back about a week/two weeks later.
Piersall played for the Red Sox from 1952 to 1958.  He had bipolar, which at the time was not well understood.  On several occasions, his roommate Ted Lepcio would need to intervene on Piersall's behalf to prevent Piersall from getting beaten up.

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