He grew up in a small town in Northern California. He wasn't a baseball fan and never bought a baseball card as a kid. He once told me that as a kid he thought the World Series was just a game between the Yankees and the Dodgers. He collected stamps as a kid. The only time he ever bought any baseball cards was for me, was when I was a kid.
This Irv Noren was the 3rd and final 1952 Topps card I picked up last weekend.
It was only a few bucks because of the damage and writing on the back of the card. Irv actually spent the majority of the 1952 season with the New York Yankees. He would be a part of three Yankee World Series winners and was an all-star in 1954.
I didn't realize it, but I liked this card so much that I had already purchased it and it's part of my Topps Page-A-Year set.
So, I want to give away this most recent purchase. Leave a comment below with a link to a baseball card blog that you don't see on my blogroll so I can add it and I'll select one of the new blogs to be the recipient of the 1952 Noren card and I'll send the person who provides the link a PWE with a few cards as well.