Saturday, March 14, 2015

Joe Dobson, Jim Hearn, Sherm Lollar, Ebba St. Claire,

I won several eBay auctions over the past few weeks as well.  There was a large collection of signed '53 Topps that was being broken up, and I picked up a few of them.
These four are #5 Joe Dobson, #38 Jim Hearn, #53 Sherm Lollar and #91 Ebba St. Claire.  Dobson was a member of the 1946 Boston Red Sox, and is featured prominently in The Summer of '49.  Hearn was a member of the 'Miracle at Coogan's Bluff' 1951 New York Giants.  Lollar started out as Yogi Berra's backup with the Yankees, but he wasn't getting enough playing time so they shipped him to Chicago, where he made several All-Star teams.  He is usually ranked as the second-best catcher of his era, behind Berra.  St. Claire had a son, Randy, who went on to pitch for the Montreal Expos, including the year they made the playoffs.  

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