January 23, 2012

Juuuuust A Bit Outside

I recently purchased my first Bob Uecker card:

1963 Topps #126 Bob Uecker

And upon turning it over I was pleasantly reminded that, like Hank Aaron, Bob started his career with the Eau Claire Bears in the Northern League based in my hometown of Eau Claire, Wisconsin.


1 comment:

Douglas said...

The quintential Milwaukee guy..born in Milwaukee, signed by the and played for the Braves..then Brewers radio icon. This is a highly desired card in Milwaukee.

I've lived the Milwaukee area since 1986. The Major League clip was filmed in 1988 an incredibly hot summer. I beleived they filmed this footage in the morning based on how bright the sky is and the absense of the typical County stadium afternoon shadows. It probably also practical given the heat that summer.