More 1952 Bowman extension set action campers! Today's quarry is Chris Van Cuyk, who toiled quite unspectacularly for the Brooklyn Dodgers over a three year period from 1950-52.
Here's his original 1952 Bowman painting, as seen previously:
His TCMA extension card from 1982 is #255:
Chris wore #25 with the Dodgers and I had hoped he inherited his brother's number but alas, he did not as Johnny wore nos. 37 and 43 in his cups o'coffee. Johnny never made it to a Topps or Bowman card but his PCL stint got him a 1953 Mother's Cookies appearance:
Save for an alleged minor league card in 1949 (and also possibly a 1950) when he was with Fort Worth that I'm struggling to find information on, his '52 Topps was the only appearance Chris made during his career. Pretty good way to have only one nationally issued card!
Chris died in 1992 and his older brother Johnny in 2010.