The Douglas Triplett Card Collection
The collection of Dr. Douglas Triplett anchored a group of stellar cards offered in the December 2005 auction. A world-renowned hematologist, Dr. Triplett is also a lifelong baseball fan with a particular fondness for the Pittsburgh Pirates and especially Roberto Clemente. Combining business with pleasure, he stayed close to the game he loved by serving as a team physician for an Indiana minor league team early in his medical career. His hobby, adopted in the pre-internet era of mail order, and card show networking, included the pursuit of quality complete sets and prominent singles from the widely collected issues of Topps, Bowman, Goudey, Play Ball, and the like, but it was Dr. Triplett's affinity for scarcer "regionals", and test issues, that sets this offering apart. Several highlights are pictured here.