Lot # 76: 1951 PA 19 Ferris Fain Large Bromide Baseball Card

Category: Baseball Cards

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Item was in Auction "Auction 65 Ended 3/18/2023",
which ran from 2/27/2023 5:00 PM to
3/18/2023 11:00 PM

Ferris Fain was the leading hitter during the 1951 U.S. Major League All Stars Tour of Japan. He batted .417 with three homers and 14 RBI during the sixteen game Tour while facing Japan's top players. Fain had already won the 1951 American League batting title, and he would go on to be a repeat batting championship winner in 1952.  During his nine-year Major League career, he had a .290 lifetime batting average.

Fain is best known, however, for being arrested in 1988 when the police found him growing 400 marijuana plants in a barn. He stated at the time that he was as adept at growing marijuana as he was at playing baseball.

Blank back card

Size:  3 3/8” x 5 3/16”

Condition:  Ex/Mt+ o/c left to right.  The back shows evidence of having been originally attached to a display sheet by the manufacturer, as would be the case with all examples of this card.

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