Friday, April 12, 2019

It's Triplets!!

Not me, God no!!  That would be a nightmare as far as I'm concerned.  Mine are all spread out and that can be bad enough, three at one time...

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. 

3 comments:

Mark Hoylr said...

One of these days I’m gonna see you post Virdons a High School yearbook. Great find

AdamE said...

Actually that probably wouldn't be too hard to find since we went to the same high school.

Fuji said...

Very cool. Can't imagine a sixty-something year old minor league team photos are floating around out there.