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Old 05-20-2018, 12:36 PM
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Default 1954 Bowman Card 222 Memo Luna

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I was always interested in who Memo Luna was on card 222 of the '54 Bowman set, and over the years I kept an ever growing file on this one-game wonder who managed to get his own baseball card. Last week I finally wrote the story of Memo Luna, the first Mexican-born southpaw in the majors
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Old 05-20-2018, 07:22 PM
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Gary, very impressive research and article. Thanks for sharing that.
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Old 05-20-2018, 08:31 PM
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Always been fascinated by that card myself -- glad to know more of the story!

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Great article - thanks for the insight.

That card always stuck out from the rest of the set, almost like a Sid Finch card stuck into a Topps set.

Now, we know the rest of the story...
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Thanks for the nice words about my story, and most of all, thanks for posting a copy of the card. I was trying to find my copy but I must have shuffled it somewhere when I was putting everything back in my Memo Luna file after I was done writing it.
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Thanks for posting. I've had his card signed for a while. And new he was an obscure player. It's great to know the story behind his career and life.
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Well done, and very informational. Always wondered about him. Thanks for posting this.
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