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Lou Boudreau
(b. July 17, 1914 - d. August 10, 2001)
Both as a fielder and a hitter, Boudreau was one of the game's great shortstops. He was named Cleveland's player-manager in 1942 at age 24. In 1948, he led the club to the AL pennant, hitting .355, scoring 116 runs, while driving in 106, easily capturing the AL MVP Award. Boudreau led AL shortstops in fielding eight times. As manager, he won 1,162 games.
 
Inducted in 1970
 
 
1955 Rodeo Meats Athletics Lou Boudreau BVG 5 EX
     
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1956 Rodeo Meats Athletics Lou Boudreau PSA 5 EX
     
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Comments: A 1951 Bowman was my first portrait card of Lou Boudreau. I purchased the card in November, 2002. That same month, I replaced it with a 1955/6 Rodeo Meats because I liked the image a lot more. It was submitted to PSA and came back GOOD 2. One of my friends in the hobby, Marty Pritchard, sold me this toughie in January, 2003. I really like this card and you just don't see them any nicer than this. This card is actually a 1956 version and PSA mislabeled the holder. It is the highest graded example to date. Slight corner wear and some staining. I've been looking for an upgrade ever since and have had zero luck.

UPDATE: In September, 2015 I received an email from a gentlemen looking to sell his 1955 Rodeo Meats Boudreau card. His asking price was a little high. I had the '56 version and thought it would be fun to add the inaugural issue to my collection. The seller was traveling to Colorado later in the week so we decided to meet in person. I made an offer and the card was mine. Happy to add this one to show the difference on the backs - album advertisement.

   
Card Details Below:  
Year(s): 1955-6
ACC Set Designation:
Set Name: Rodeo Meats
Country: United States
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