2008 UD SP Young Star Signatures YSS-AE Andre Ethier
Sorry to AdamE this is not from 2008 Bowman's Best, which he had guessed in the comments. There wouldn't have been a consolation prize for that but it was a worthy try regardless.
For the Collector
The low recent eBay auction for an Ethier Auto is $7.11 for a sticker auto out of the 2011 Topps Set. Another 2008 UD SP YSS auto like the one above went for $7.24. I picked this one up at a card show for $4 a few years ago. One of the better looking available Ethier Autos is the 2008 UD Masterpieces card which has gone as low as $8.55. The Andre Ethier Auto's topped out at $328.00 for a BGS slabbed (9 out of 10) 2005 Topps Xfractor Auto.
I picked up a bunch of vintage Bowmans from two different Dollar Bins. The oldest of these was a tattered 1948 card of Jack Lohrke which is located in the center of the above photo. Congrats to Rhubarb Runner who went back the furthest of any STS! players and correctly came up with 1948.
Does anyone think this tidbit would show up on the back of a card today?
Jack Lohrke wiki page the other brush with death that he survived was while serving in the Army during World War II. Lohrke was bumped from a ill-fated military transport plane that would later crash.
Lohrke (nicknamed 'Lucky') played in parts of 7 major league seasons including a handful of games with the Phillies. He appeared in the 1951 World Series in which the New York Giants lost to the Yankees.
STS! Standings Going after 6 innings.
Plaschzke thy Sweater is Argyle - Brooklyn Dodgers: 4 Runs, bases empty
Too Many Grandersons - Tigers: 1 Run in and Bases Loaded
Night Owl Cards - Los Angeles Dodgers: 1 Run in Bases Loaded
The Daily Dimwit - Astros; 1 Run in Bases Loaded
Rhubarb Runner - Twins: Bases Loaded
Waxaholic - Braves: Men on First and Third.
Card Buzz- California Angels: Man on Third
Autograph Cards - Kansas City Royals: Men on 1st and 2nd
DawgBones - Lehigh Valley Iron Pigs: 1st and 2nd
Phillies Room: 1st and 2ndNachos Grande - Reds: 1st and 2nd
CSD's Custom Cards - White Sox: 1st and 2nd
Orioles Magic: 1st
The Angels ln Order - LA Angels: On Deck
Thoughts n Sox - Bosox: On Deck
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