This is card #7 of the 1954 Topps Baseball Cards release. This was a significant year for Kluszewski, one of the 4 years he was an All-Star and the year he won both the National League Home Run and RBI Leader titles. And to think, if he hadn’t been attending Indiana University at the same time the Cincinnati Reds were forced to spend Spring Training on the campus due to World War II travel restrictions, there is a chance Kluszewski might never have been spotted by a team’s groundkeeper and he might have continued to pursue his first sport, Football.
My preference is usually full stats but this card back has SO much going on that’s great. I’ll gladly take the condensed stats when all the other info, writeup and cartoons take up the room.
Enjoy this taste of Vintage and makes sure you check in Thursdays for more TBT cards.