Mel Ott - 1933 Goudey

While Mel Ott did not fit the description of a prototypical power hitter, his tenacity and unique swing helped him reach the elusive 500 Home Run Club. With an uncanny ability to pull the ball, Ott was able to take advantage of the short porch in right field at the Polo Grounds, crushing 511 homers in his career. It was only 257 feet down the line! At the time of his retirement, Ott was the NL leader in career RBI (1,860), runs scored (1,859) and walks (1,708). Featured on two different cards in the set, #s 127 and 207, you can see the mean glare on Ott's face. The high-number Ott is the more difficult of the two cards and very difficult to find well-centered. With the stunning red background, it is also more visually appealing, yet both are important cards. Ott was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1951.

Melvin Thomas Ott (1909-1958) was the quintessential home run hitter during the 1920s and 1930s for the New York Giants for 22 seasons (1926-1947) blasting 511 in 2,730 games. Ott was a 12-time All-Star, six-time National League home run king and member of the 1933 World Series champions. Ott combined sheer power with expert fielding skills (.974 fielding percentage) gaining the moniker Master Melvin. Mel began his career as a spry 17-year old and became one of the premier hitter in the National League. Ott’s prowess at the plate also earned him high walk numbers, leading the league six times in walks and retiring with 1,708 walks. Mel Ott finished his career with 2,876 hits, 1,860 runs, 511 home runs and a .304 career batting average.  When he retired, he was the youngest player to hit 100 home runs and the first NL player to reach 500 home runs. Melvin Thomas Ott was elected to the National Baseball Hall of Fame in 1951.



Condition Census (Explain)

Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MINT 9
1 MINT 9
1 MINT 9
1 MINT 9
1 MINT 9
1 MINT 9
2 NM-MT 8 (30)

AUCTION PRICES REALIZED

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02/26/2017 $42,000 9 80031 Heritage Auctions Heritage Platinum Night Sports Coll. February 25-26, 2017 Auction 05028269
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