If you read Tuesday’s post, I picked that card up via a rare eBay auction for the cards from this set. This card was won at the same time. I was thrilled to pick both of them up for about the price of currently “Buy It Now” listed cards.
In my Ralph DePalma pickup post, I posted an image that indicated when the T36 cards were supposedly printed. This card would have been printed less than two months before Bob Burman ran in the inaugural Indianapolis 500.
Burman won the first feature race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, the Prest-O-Lite 250, in 1909. He would finish fourth in the American Automobile Association final standings.
He raced in the first five Indianapolis 500 races. His best finish was 7th, in his final race in 1915. He was killed on April 8, 1916 when he rolled the open-cockpit car was was driving in a race in Corona, California.
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