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Old 06-13-2017, 07:52 AM
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Default 1955 Bowman Atwell .. is that a little boy?

Can anyone identify if the shortstop has a little boy with him in the background of 1955 Bowman Toby Atwell card #164? Driving me nuts trying to see what the white blob figure is......

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Old 06-13-2017, 09:48 AM
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I am not sure what it is either. I got mine out and looked at it with a loupe and it could be a kid standing there.
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Thanks for looking Ben. It looked to me like the player was bent over with his hand on the kids back or something. Just a curiosity.
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Intriguing question - but we may as well wonder about all the little blobs in the bleachers, as well. It looks more to me like a scratch of some kind on the photo negative, which was just a background onto which the Atwell image was superimposed. What would a kid be doing on the field during a game at that time?
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It's a softball. Beer league.
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What would a kid be doing on the field during a game at that time?
It could have been a pregame ceremony or promotion where they allowed little kids on the field with the players, I have seen it before.
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It's Steve Bartman's grandfather as a boy, trying to interrupt a play.
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It could have been a pregame ceremony or promotion where they allowed little kids on the field with the players, I have seen it before.
Agreed. When I was growing up in the 60's, the Twins had a Father and Son (later daughters too) game with the players and their kids in uniform, highlights of which even made the team yearbook. Surely other teams had similar events.
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Is this the same kid on the Sid Gordon card?

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