Monthly Archives: January 2013

Card 73/74 – Buddy Myer & Ben Chapman

Buddy Myer‘s name is misspelled on this card…which is probably fitting as he was a very solid player for a very long time yet he is largely forgotten today. He carries a career batting average of .303 and hit better … Continue reading

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Card 83/84 Joe Gordon & Charlie Keller

One of a handful of cards with a vertical orientation, both Gordon and Keller appear on other cards in the Double Play set as well and lengthier notes on them can be found elsewhere in is work and are linked … Continue reading

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Card 85/86 – Hank Greenberg & Red Ruffing

A neat dual hall of famer card…quite possibly the most aesthetically pleasing card of the set.  Both are profiled elsewhere in this project. Hank Greenberg is the subject of a wonderful documentary, The Life and Times of Hank Greenberg (1998), … Continue reading

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Card 87/88 Mel Ott and Burgess Whitehead

The second appearance in the set of the Hall of Famer, Mel Ott played 22 seasons with the New York Giants and slugged an impressive 511 home runs. He broke in as a boy wonder with he was only 17 … Continue reading

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Card 89/90 – Hal Trosky & George Case

Both appear on other cards included in this project. During a late season call-up in the 1933 season, Hal Trosky enjoyed a brush with baseball royalty. In the second game of a doubleheader against the Yankees, Trosky was playing deep … Continue reading

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Card 91/92 – Harry Danning & Harry Gumbert

Things got a little harry on this card. Like all vertical cards, both players appear on other cards in the set. Harry Danning was a darn good player, twice finishing in the top ten in MVP voting. In our “enlightened” … Continue reading

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Card 93/94 – Babe Young & Cliff Melton

Babe Young was a solid first baseman for the Giants for a relatively short period of time. He garnered some minimal support for MVP in both the 1940 and 1941 seasons. Like many players, his career was interrupted by the … Continue reading

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Card 97/98 – Stan Hack & Bob Klingler

Stan Hack was signed by William Veeck, Sr. in 1931. Over the next few years, he worked his way through the minors, into the majors and established himself as both a star and one of the most popular Cubs players … Continue reading

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Card 99/100 Johnny Mize & Dan Litwhiler

Johnny Mize and Danny Litwhiler are both subjects of other cards and entries in the blog. Mize was a whale of a hitter with a fine batting eye. Mize holds the Major League record for the most times hitting three … Continue reading

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