This day in baseball: Bob Johnson sold to the Red Sox

On December 4, 1943, the Senators sold All-Star Bob Johnson to the Red Sox. Washinton owner Clark Griffith would later recall the deal as one of the worst he ever made, as Johnson went on to have two solid seasons with Boston, hitting .302 for the Sox before retiring at 39.

Bob Johnson, 1934 (Goudey / public domain)

2 thoughts on “This day in baseball: Bob Johnson sold to the Red Sox

  1. What a wild and interesting card for two reasons – 1) the great silhouettes at the top of the card. I like those and then 2)Lou Gehrig’s signature and mug shot at the bottom. Kind of an honor to have Gehrig on his card. I wonder. what Gehrig says… on the back of the card?

    1. I’ve seen the Gehrig bit on multiple cards, so it was evidently a thing for a while. As for the back of the card… that’s a really good question. I don’t think I’ve ever seen what the back of the card says. I’m curious if it’s an actual Lou Gehrig quote featured.

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