By his own reckoning, my dad amassed the neighborhood's largest baseball collection as a kid. Given the era (1950s and 60s) and occasional "find" made over the years (see 1953 Red Man NL #5, Roy Campanella), it must've been a sweet ensemble of cardboard. Just about every visit involves a baseball game, lengthy discussion, or nostaligic ramble on Brooklyn vs. L.A. We haven't played catch mano-y-mano in a number of years, but the memory stays strong.
Carl Crawford Cards, a #5 type collection follower, tracks not only his favorite, eponymous player, but also a variety of vintage sets and family stories. His July 21, 2009 post includes a similar familial overlap, 1976 Topps' own Father & Son card for Gus and Buddy Bell.
I liked the card's story of Gus bringing Buddy back to the game after a bout of depression.
The younger Bell went on to collect 2500 hits, make several All-Star teams, and win 5 Gold Gloves. That's a lot of success to be thankful for!
Carl Crawford Cards posted almost 70 entries in his first 3 months of writing, an impressive kickoff in both quantity and variety. I look forward to reading more as time goes on.