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Ed Bouchee, 1933-2013

Signed Ed Bouchee 1991 Wiz Mets card from my collection
Signed Ed Bouchee 1991 Wiz Mets card from my collection

Original New York Mets first baseman Ed Bouchee died this week. He was 79.

Bouchee spent seven seasons in the major leagues, playing with the Philadelphia Phillies from 1956-1960 and the Chicago Cubs in 1960 and 1961 before joining the Mets in 1962.

Here’s a link to Bouchee’s obituary in the Spokane (Wash.) Spokesman-Review.

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Interesting Topps Heritage Cards Showing Up On eBay

I got an email from Ritchie to let me know that some original Mets have certified autographs in this year’s Topps Heritage set. So far, we’ve spotted Ed Bouchee and Frank Thomas. The Bouchee cards seem a bit more plentiful than the Thomas ones right now, but one still sold for $37.50 a little while ago.

The hand-numbered red ink versions go for even more – a Thomas card has a bid of $79.99 with two days left.

As much as I’d like to add them to my collection, I think there are some better ways to use my money. Both players are good signers through the mail, so you’re paying for the Topps Heritage insert card – not the autograph.

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