June 24, 2011

Heartbreaking Damage: 1956 Topps #252 Vernon Law

**In this series we highlight the cards that may have seen better days but the rough times these cards have seen have made them infinitely more interesting.**


1956 Topps #252 Vernon Law
Vern Law's best season was in 1960 when he was 20-9 and won the Cy Young Award.  He was also selected to the All-Star team that season which was his only All-Star selection.  The question is though, Vern pitched in two All-Star games...how was that possible?

Well, in 1960 they played two All-Star games, one game on July 11th and one on July 13th.  Vern pitched in the 9th inning of the first All-Star game and was the winning pitcher for the National League in game two.

This card was 80 cents and although it's clearly damaged I love it.
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