Satchel (no second "l" needed) Paige may have seemed ageless but thanks to the color line he didn't get his chance in the majors until 1948 at the age of 42, when Bill Veeck got him into a Cleveland uniform midseason and he appeared in 21 games that year, primarily as a reliever. Good fortune smiled upon Ol' Satch and he ended up with a World Series ring for his troubles. His 1949 Bowman rookie card is considered one of the keys to the set and his debut card was a beauty. This SGC 3 example exhibits the typical chipping, especially at the corners, that 1949's are infamous for, which has resulted in the assigned grade. The centering is excellent and the image of Paige is crisp and clear. The reverse is legible and centered as well, with some wax stains evident. A very strong looking card for the grade.