Portrait of Eddie Joost, shortstop for the Philadelphia Athletics. Bowman series. Printed on back: "Eddie Joost. Shortstop, Philadelphia Athletics. Born: San Francisco, Calif., June 5, 1916. Height: 6 ft. Weight: 175. Bats: right. Throws: right. Eddie batted .263 in 144 games in 1949, driving in 81 runs. Hit 23 homers. In organized baeball since 1933, but did not stick in mjaors until 1939. At end of 1942, Cincinnati traded him to the Braves. Was playing in minors when the A's brought him up. Has been their regular shortstop since 1947. Is an important cog in the Mackmen's infield. No. 103 in the 1950 series of baseball picture cards. [Copyright] 1950 Bowman Gum, Inc., Phila., Pa., U.S.A. Picture Card Collectors Club, 5-star Bowman series."