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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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INSIDE BASEBALL

To improve his 1951 BA, Ted's wife took movies of his swing.

At home Ted studied the films and found what mistakes he made.

The next year "Klu" not only rected those mistakes but jun his average from .259 to .320!

TOPPS 77
RAYMOND OTIS BOONE
third base DETROIT TI

Height: 6'
Weight: 180
Bats Right
Throws Right
Home: San Diego, California
Born: July 27, 1923

Leading the Tigers in Homers, Ray hit more round tr in '53 than in his 3 previous seasons combined! Breaking pro ball with Wausau in '42, he hit .306 and spent the three years in Service. In 87 games with Oklahoma '48, Ray batted .355 and joined the Indians that season Cleveland in '50 he hit .301.

INSIDE BASEBALL

Ray was hitting .241 when Cleveland traded him to Detroit in '53.

With his new team, Ray began to hit and batted .312 in 101 games.

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