Uncommon commons. Based on contemporary accounts from The Sporting News; tidbits that as a collector of baseball and football cards I found interesting because they help bring to life the faces on the cards I collected. I figure that if I found these items of interest, so would other vintage card collectors.
Like every other generation of baseball fan, I despair at the lack of respect for the game's tradition shown by the current crop of major leaguers.
This is visually evident by such current uniform trends as caps with flat visors and pants with the cuffs worn at shoetop level. I guess I should be grateful that the players haven't adopted the urban fashion of wearing their pants half hanging off their ass. Nobody wants to see Prince Fielder sporting a jockstrap whaletail.
I found a citation in a 1953 Sporting News, however, that shows pants legs pulled down low aren't really new.
Brovia was a career minor leaguers who had only a month of big league service time, with the 1955 Cincinnati Redlegs. He appears on a number of minor league baseball cards, like the 1954 MD Super Service Sacramento Solons team issue and 1953 Mother's Cookies cards shown here.