My own #5 takes up considerably less space, thanks to a youthful hack job (1948-49 Leaf Baseball set profile). Virgil also looks a little creepy, thanks to poor alignment of the print registers.
"Fire" Trucks (also called "Fireball" Trucks on his Leaf card) remains a ready signer for the price of a donation to his church, even at the age of 94. Foul Bunt's post adds more detail and includes a letter from Virgil.
TRIVIA: Jack Morris pitched a no-hitter for the Tigers (over the ChiSox) on April 8, 1984, the first no-no for Detroit since Jim Bunning tossed one in 1958 and Virgil threw a pair in 1952. The above video breaks down Jack's performance, complete with 80s hairstyles and not-so-subtle jabs at Ron Kittle. (B-R.com has the complete list of Tigers no-hitters, 7 in all.)
Nothing says "1984 was a long time ago" like hairstyles and television production. Fun to look at though.
Thanks for the shoutout! I really appreciate it!
You're welcome! I'm a little jealous of how nice your Leaf #5 looks. :-)
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