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THE BASEBALL BUBBLE TROUBLE
Martin Kane
August 16, 1954
The most furious trading in the U.S. nowadays goes on not in Wall Street or the Chicago grain market but among youngsters out to collect a connoisseur's fistful of baseball trading cards. The cards come as dividends with the purchase of a one-cent or five-cent package of bubble gum. But the dividend seems to have even more pull than the puff-and-pop stuff.
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August 16, 1954

The Baseball Bubble Trouble

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TOPPS 9
HARVEY HADDIX, JR.
pitcher ST. LOUIS CARDINALS

Height: 5'9"
Weight: 170
Throws Left
Bats Left
Home: So. Vienna, Ohio
Born: September 18, 1925

After a 2-2 record in '52 "Kitten" proved to be one N.L.'s top hurlers in '53 when he led in Shutouts (6), a pair of 2-hitters and ranked 4th in ERA. Harv spent with Columbus winning 11 in '48 and 13 in '49. In topped the American Assn. with 18 victories and spe '51 season in the Service.

INSIDE BASEBALL

Harvey pitched a no hit game for Winston Salem in '47.

A Cardinal scout went to see him play. But Harvey had 104 temperature.

It was a chance of a lifetime s spite his fever Harvey pitched won?a one hitter!!

TOPPS 7
THEODORE BERNARD KLUSZEWSKI
1st base CINC. RED

Height: 6'2"
Weight: 225
Bats Left
Throws Left
Home: Cincinnati, Ohio
Born: September 10, 1924

Last season "Big Klu" led the N.L. 1st Basemen in F for the 3rd straight year. He set a Cincy record for in 1 season and finished 6th in N.L. Slugging (.570). coming to the Redlegs in '48, he led the Sally League .352 in '46 and in '47 topped the Southern Association a .377 mark.

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