Friday, February 27, 2009

Ted Williams

Player: Ted Williams

Team: Boston Red Sox

Position: outfield

First mentioned on page: 4

Distinguishing feature: Made $125,000.

Additional information: Dude, it's Ted Williams. The man is a demigod. If you really don't know who Ted Williams is start with Wikipedia, then check out his website, the Red Sox home page has some good info and once you've gone over that, it's time to get some books and start reading. Now, if you don't want to go through all that, here's the condensed version:

The man could hit.

Boy, could he hit.

Rookie Card: 1939 Play Ball #92

Other significant cards:
1940 Play Ball #27
1941 Play Ball #14
1947 Homogenized Bond #48
1948 Swell Sport Thrills #16
1949 Leaf #76
1950 Bowman #98
1951 Bowman #165
1952 Red Man Tobacco AL23
1953 Canadian Exhibits
1954 Bowman #66A
1954 Topps #1 and 250
1955 Topps #2
1956 Topps #5
1957 Topps #1
1958 Topps #1, 321, 485
1959 Fleer - Entire set
1960Fleer #60
1961 Fleer #152
1969 Topps #539 and 650
1970 Topps #211
1971 Topps #380
1972 Topps #510

And a pile of oddballs and modern cards big enough to choke a whale.

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