Braves Card of the Day: 1952 Topps Sibby Sisti #293

1952 Topps Sisti 293a

It’s hard for me to see the appeal of Sibby Sisti, but then again, I wasn’t in Boston in the late 1940s. Sisti was a thoroughly mediocre baseball player who was so loved by Boston Braves fans that he was one of the inaugural players inducted into the Boston Braves Hall of Fame, along with Warren Spahn, Johnny Sain, and Tommy Holmes. From a purely baseball point of view, Sisti’s name doesn’t belong among those others. It isn’t even close.

1952 Topps Sisti 293b

On the other hand, I love Mark Lemke. I’m guessing a lot of young guys don’t understand that!