Bud Parmelee, 1936

Parmalee Pastel 2

Every once in awhile I’ll buy myself an old baseball card, just because I like the way it looks. I couldn’t resist this 1936 Bud Parmelee. Technically, this is a 1936 R312, issued by National Chicle. There are about 50 cards in the complete set, and they’re larger than your usual baseball cards, about 4 x 5, with blank backs and printed on paper rather than cards. They are pretty beautiful.

Parmelee played most of his career with the NY Giants, but was with the Cards in ’36 and the Cubs in ’37. And then the A’s in ’39. In a ten year career he was 59-55, with a 4.27 ERA; his best year was ’33, when he was 13-8 with a 3.17 ERA.

Bud’s real name was Roy, but he was also called Tarzan; I guess he had a pretty good build on him.


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