When I stared my Virdon collection I put a limitation of no team pictures on myself. So all those team cards that Topps put out I don't have them in my collection. (except for the ones where he has his own picture and name on the front like 1975, 79, 80, etc...) However when I found the following I made an exception.
|1952 Triplets Team Photo|
This is the earliest Virdon anything that I have. It is from when he played Single A ball in the yankees farm system for the Binghamton Triplets. Notice he doesn't have glasses on in the picture which was a Virdon staple on everything I have ever seen. (middle row second from left)
I may have started something becasue I think when I see other team pictures from his minor league days I will now pick them up too.
This is a really odd size team photo at 9.5x11. It has defiantly seen better days. But it's a 75 year old piece of paper that you don't want to fold and is too big to really put into something that would protect it.