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Saturday, January 14, 2012

1973 Topps–Larry Bowa #119

I’m collecting the 1973 set, slowly but surely. This post is the latest in my quest for the completion.

73topps-larrybowa119

  • Card Facts – Larry Bowa – Philadelphia Phillies – Card #119
  • Purchase Price – $.11 (Ebay lot, 40/$4.25)
  • On the back (toon) – Larry led NL with 650 At-bats in 1971.
    • “Larry is one of the NL’s finest fielding shortstops.  He set a new major league record in 1971 with his .987 Fielding Pct; he committed only 11 errors all season.  In 1972 he broke his own record, committing only 9 errors in 150 games.  Larry hits his first major league Homer in 1972".”
  • Signed by the Philadelphia Phillies as an amateur free agent in 1965.
  • Debut – April 7, 1970
  • 1970-1981 (Phillies), 1982-1985 (Cubs), 1985 (Mets)
  • Born in Sacramento, CA

While I knew Larry played for the Phillies, I’m more familiar with him with the Cubs.  I watched a lot of Cubs games in the mid 80’s because with WGN, they were on all the time.

Cards posted in this set – 16

  • Total price paid – $2.32
  • Average price per card – $0.15
  • Cards left to post – 668 (including NNO Checklists)

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