Grand Cards: Double Whammy

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Double Whammy

The Tigers had two former players pass away last Friday, each with memorable four letter names:

Reno:


Bobo:


The Detroit Free Press has a nice little writeup on Reno Bertoia while Larry Osborne gets a bit of press back east. Tom Gage of The Detroit News, who brought both deaths to my attention, has a great Bobo story, about his only career Grand Slam...that didn't count.

I picked up both of these cards at last year's National, and the Osborne in particular holds a special place in my heart for the great shot of an all-green Tiger Stadium in 1960.

RIP to the both of them.

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