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1948 Bowman Warren Spahn 18 - Braves Card of the Day ⚾

Warren Spahn is the greatest Braves pitcher of all-time, but he is not the greatest pitcher to pitch for the Braves. Does that make sense? If it sounds like I’m slighting Spahn, I’m not. If anything, he’s the pitching equivalent of Hank Aaron. He was “good to great” for such a long period of time. He’s one of those guys I wish I could have watched, especially during the Boston Braves World Series run of 1948. (That would be a World Series that ended in a fashion to which most Braves fans can relate.)

I love this baseball card because I love Warren Spahn. There’s just something in Spahn’s face that conveys mischievousness. It’s the slight upturn in the smile on his lips and a small twinkle in his eye. Of course, if you’ve read about Warren Spahn, you know he was far more complicated than that. Still, the Spahn of the baseball card is the Spahn we all know best.

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